Ur-Minerals, First Crystals in the Cosmos
Lecture no. 4 from the course: The Origin and Evolution of Earth: From the Big Bang to the Future of Human Existence
Taught by Professor Robert M. Hazen | 32 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course
Trace the origin of minerals and discover a surprising candidate for the first crystal forged in the cauldron of dying stars. Then follow the processes that created other early minerals, which survive in their original form in microscopic presolar dust grains in interplanetary space.