By Zdeněk Kopal
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Each year Earth is bombarded with approximately 40,000 hundreds extraterrestrial fabric. This comprises microscopic cosmic dirt debris shed by means of comets and asteroids in outer area, meteorites, as good as huge comets and asteroids that experience ended in catastrophic occasions within the geologic prior. initially thought of just a interest, extraterrestrial subject came across in the world offers the one samples we have from comets, asteroids and different planets.
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