In 1879, the Earth’s most abundant mineral was discovered, but it was only just recently named! What took so long?
The Most Abundant Mineral in the World Finally Gets a Name
“Until last week, the mineral didn’t have a name. The newly named bridgmanite has long been thought to be the most abundant mineral on earth, but scientists were unable to observe it closely, until now.”
Space Rock Sheds Light on Mysterious Mineral on Earth
“A rock from space is giving scientists the first glimpse of a mineral long thought to be the most abundant mineral on Earth, but which researchers lacked a natural sample of until now.”
Earth’s most abundant mineral finally has a name
“A space rock has helped scientists characterize, and finally name, the planet’s most common mineral.”
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