Scientists say they've discovered extraterrestrial origins of gold

09/8/2011 | Register (U.K.), The · Discovery

It turns out your wedding band may have come from another planet, or at least a dead star. After studying rocks from the island of Isua near Greenland, scientists are positing that many of the precious metals we mine -- including gold and platinum -- were deposited on the Earth billions of years ago following a global meteor shower of epic proportions. It's estimated that the meteor shower, and others like it, heaved 300 billion billion tons of material onto our planet.

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