4.6 billion years ago, our solar system was nothing but a cloud of gas and heat. Amazingly, the tiny particles of interstellar dust would eventually become the entirety of our planet, sun, and everything else in our neighborhood of the universe.
This amazing article from Syfy describes the birth of our solar system and explains how we can learn all of this truly ancient history from the presolar grains discovered in the Murchison meteorite. It's a fascinating read about the history of our planet!
This story is especially impactful to us, since we have some material from the Murchison meteorite available right now in our collection! There's nothing like having such a close connection to these rocks from far beyond our very planet's past.