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How do we know? Determining the age of CAIs

Part of Hall of Meteorites.

B.3.1. How do we know- determining the age of CAIs

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How do we know that calcium-aluminum inclusions, or CAIs, are the oldest rocks that formed in our solar system? In a technique somewhat like the radiocarbon dating method used on fossils, researchers measure the amounts of certain forms, or isotope