The meteorite, known as LaPaz Icefield 02342, belongs to "a class of primitive carbonaceous chondrite meteorites that have undergone minimal changes" since being formed more than 4.5 billion years ago, outside Jupiter's orbit, according to Arizona State University research scientist Jemma Davidson.
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A breakthrough Arizona State University study that transfers good bacteria from one gut to another is finding major success with people who have autism.
"The U.S. military is obviously very interested in developing equipment that can be rapidly deployed for military operations," said Cody Van Cleve, an ASU grad student. "The next natural progression is can we design it for the military but can we also use it for disaster response or humanitarian assistance."
The study also involved researchers from Arizona State University and CNRS, the French science agency.
"This is a tremendous $50 million investment in a really important area where we can be of greater service to the public," ASU President Michael Crow told The Arizona Republic. "This is going to allow us to jump to a world-class player."