Saturday, October 13, 2018

Strange Stone, Not Sharon



The Mysterious Hypatia Stone Doesn't Match The Ingredients of Our Solar System

The material is dubbed the "'Hypatia Stone' after Hypatia of Alexandria (c. A.D. 350–370 – A.D. 415) the outstanding woman philosopher, astronomer, mathematician and inventor."

Major contributors to our understanding of the matter are Jan Kramers and Gregory Belyanin of the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Their university reported that they "found exotic micro-mineral compounds in the 'Hypatia' stone that are not known to occur on Earth, elsewhere in our solar system, or in known meteorites or comets."

Fascinating.

I love a good mystery.

15 comments:

Comedy Plus said...

I love a good mystery too. I'm doubtful that an answer will be forthcoming at this time. Perhaps someday.

Have a fabulous Sunday. ♥

Jan said...

I love mysteries only when they are solved.

cube said...

Comedy Plus: Yes, I agree that an answer will come at some point. We know there is space outside of our solar system and it's highly possible that an extra-solar comet dropped by the Earth.

cube said...

Jan: I love it when a mystery stumps me at the end. All too often I figure them out way before the end and that's no fun.

messymimi said...

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
- Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio

cube said...

Messymimi: I was hoping someone would quote that line because it absolutely fills.

Z said...

FASCINATING...and weird! I supposing it wasn't in any Star Trek episode, right? !!

Ed Bonderenka said...

It's an Infinity Stone.
We're in for a world of hurt.

LL said...

I'm with Ed. When a demented Raccoon, takes it to make a bomb with it, we're all in for some serious chit.

cube said...

Z: Sometimes you slay me ;)

cube said...

Ed Bonderenka: Lol. I had to look that up BTW.

cube said...

Ed Bonderenka: Not of this world. Do you know something we don't?

cube said...

LL: I'll keep my eyes open for those demented Raccoons ;)

Ed Bonderenka said...

Not of this world. That's full disclosure.

cube said...

Ed Bonderenka: OK, be that way ;)