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Scientists index Oman's galaxy of meteors
German and Swiss scientists help the Sultanate to catalogue its record haul of valuable meteorites.
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2012 09:03

Deep in the heart of the Omani desert, the search is on for rocks worth millions of dollars: not diamonds but rubble that has fallen from the sky.

A group of German and Swiss scientists are working with the Omani government to catalogue the vast number of meteorites that lay strewn across the desert - famed as the place with the world's second largest cache of heavenly rocks.

Al Jazeera's Andrew Hopkins reports from Oman.

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