A mysterious rock from the Sudanese desert is a piece of a planet that no longer exists Every day, tons of cosmic rocks of various sizes fall to the surface of the Earth. Most of them land in uninhabited areas, so it is rare to find meteorites for research.

One of the most interesting meteorites was discovered in 2008 in the Nubian Desert in Sudan. The asteroid 2008 TC3 shattered into hundreds of fragments in flight through the Earth's atmosphere. The alien alien named Almahata Sitta fascinated astronomers who have been trying for 12 years to find out where he comes from. It was not an easy task, but it finally succeeded.

Scientists analyzed the chemical composition of meteorites and compared it with previously discovered and the latest data obtained by space probes while studying asteroids, planets and moons. It turns out that a research team from the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder detected amphiboles in the meteorite. It is a type of rock-forming minerals. We know from textbooks that crystals of this type are formed under the long-term influence of high temperature and pressure.

All indications are that the asteroid 2008 TC3 must have been part of a larger object in the past. Astronomers believe the object may have been the size of the dwarf planet Ceres, which contains more water below the surface than our planet. It is on such objects that the pressure is able to form such a scale.

Billions of years ago, many large objects such as Ceres existed in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Astronomers are sure that such objects contained building blocks of life which, by colliding with each other and then hitting the Earth, could deliver them to our planet and initiate biological life.

The most fascinating fact in the study of cosmic rocks discovered in the snow and ice of Antarctica or the sands of the Sahara is that thanks to them, without leaving the surface of our planet, we can discover the mystery of the formation of the solar system and the flowering of life on Earth, and maybe even on other plantations or moons .