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Scientists discover Oldest Meteorite Collection on Earth's surface in Atacama desert, Chile

R Sinduja

News Editor

Scientists discover the oldest meteorite collection on Earths's surface in Atacama desert, Chile, allowing them to reconstruct the rate of falling meteorites over the past 2 million years. Antarctica & hot deserts both host a large % of meteorites on Earth; they are rarely older than half a million years. The Atacama desert is very old, over 10 million years & hosts the densest collection of meteorite in the world.