The White Cliffs of the Dover are a popular motif on photographs and symbols of Britain’s defense in the Second World War. They are at the same time a kind of geological museum. The Imperial college scientists in London discovered 76 particles of fossilized cosmic dust in limestone, which could reveal something about the earliest days of the Solar System. All of the scientists have had the opportunity to test only extraterrestrial dust that was not well preserved. Now, however, it will be able to closely examine these “fossils” of many millions of years old. Experts point out that thanks to modern technologies, they will now be able to better examine the White Walls.
These micrometeorites are less than completely completely preserved, scientists write in the magazine Earth and Planetary Science. Although the testing of these particles has yet to begin, experts hope to discover more about the early history of the Solar System. “Tests can reveal how our planet is formed and we consider this a great day for science,” scientists said.