Mystery of Libyan desert glass solved at last

Perth, Australia (SPX) May 21, 2019 A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, in findings that have implications for understanding the threat posed by asteroids. Published in leading journal Geology, the research examined tiny grains of the mineral zircon in samples of Libya

Mystery of Libyan desert glass solved at last

Thu 23 May 19 from Cosmos Magazine

Planetary scientists unravel mystery of Egyptian desert glass

A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite impact, rather than atmospheric airburst, ...

Wed 15 May 19 from Phys.org

This yellow Egyptian glass was forged by a meteorite impact 29 million years ago

Visit the right patch of desert along the border of Libya and Egypt, and you could stumble on pieces of pale yellow glass, the traces of a meteorite impact that took place 29 million years ago.

Tue 21 May 19 from FOXNews

This Yellow Egyptian Glass Was Forged by a Meteorite Impact 29 Million Years Ago, Fri 17 May 19 from SPACE.com

King Tut Wore Ancient, Meteor-Blasted Yellow Glass

The sands of the western Egyptian desert melted and created tiny pieces of canary yellow glass

Fri 17 May 19 from Livescience

Mysterious yellow glass in Egyptian desert was created when an asteroid struck the Earth

Researchers from Curtin University in Perth have found that the canary yellow glass famously used to make a scarab that is part of King Tut's Pectoral was created by a meteorite impact.

Thu 16 May 19 from Daily Mail

Scientists solve 100-year-old mystery of yellow desert glass prized by Egyptian pharaohs

These exceptions desert gems were created by a powerful meteorite impact.

Thu 16 May 19 from ZME Science

Curtin planetary scientist unravels mystery of Egyptian desert glass

Perth, Australia (SPX) May 21, 2019 A Curtin University researcher has solved a nearly 100-year-old riddle by discovering that glass found in the Egyptian desert was created by a meteorite ...

Tue 21 May 19 from SpaceDaily

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