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Part of Arthur Ross Hall of Meteorites.

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When our solar system began to take shape some 4.6 billion years ago, the Sun and planets as we know them today did not exist. Instead, a large disk of gas and dust known as the solar nebula swirled around a developing Sun. Within this disk, countless small objects collided and stuck together, gradually building larger and larger bodies-including Earth.

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