Latest Issue of Science News


Feature

Prospecting for Quasicrystals

Siberian journey nets a mineralogical space oddity

The rock came in a box labeled “khatyrkite.” It didn’t look like much, just a chunk less than a centimeter long with a whitish rind and studded with several dark metals. But when Paul Steinhardt got a good look inside, he saw something he’d been waiting years to see.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join SSP today or Log in.

More from this issue of Science News