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How a Meteor Crash Formed Stunning Desert Glass

A piece of the precious Libyan Desert Glass. This rare and precious material, known as Libyan Desert Glass, was found in King Tutankhamun’s burial tomb millions of years later. Libyan Desert Glass found in the Great Sand Sea along the border of Libya and Egypt. Public DomainThough other meteor impact glasses do exist, in contrast to the more common man-made glass, Libyan Desert Glass is widely regarded as being “the most spectacular,” says Cook. There’s an attractiveness to it.”When that fateful meteor crashed into the Libyan desert all those millions of years ago, whatever contaminants dissolved into the silica’s liquid state ended up affecting the color and opacity of the solid Libyan Desert Glass.

Source: Libya Today November 06, 2018 22:52 UTC