This Blue Crystal Is So Old, But How Old Is It?S

Scientists recently discovered a blue crystal not currently being abused by meth users on—where else?—an Australian sheep ranch. With atom-probe tomography, it was declared that it is the oldest piece of earth still on Earth. How old is this, you ask?

When using two different types of age-defining technology, scientists determined that this tiny nugget was older than:

It is 4.4 billion years old and it comes from a period of "cool early Earth," which we have left in the very, very distant past. News of the discovery comes from SMH.com, and you'll be happy to know our sense of humor isn't a day over 13.

[Image via Sydney Morning Herald]