by the University of California, Davis.
In fact, it’s one of the most important elements in the chemical structure of the earth’s crust, and it’s so important, in fact, that the team of researchers has decided to name it aetherite, or an alloy of aluminum and iron.
In the article, published online today in Nature, the researchers used a new analysis technique to calculate how much aetheritite contains in its composition.
The results show that there are between 30 and 90 percent aluminum and about 70 percent iron.
Aetheritites are very common in the oceans, where they provide the crust a crucial buffer for sea salt and other elements that need to survive in the ocean.
The researchers used the technique, known as the ion mass spectrometer, to measure how much of the material they were able to isolate contained the element.
The ions of aluminum were found to have a mass of 2.5 grams per cubic centimeter.
The iron was found to be 2.7 grams per square centimeter and the carbon was 2.4 grams per gram.
“This study demonstrates that the aetheritic aluminum has a high degree of similarity to the earth,” the researchers wrote in their study.
“The metal alloy, which is aetherites carbonate, is the most abundant element in the crust and contributes to a substantial fraction of the aethereal carbonate that forms the crust.”
The researchers added that their results are important because they may indicate that the earth is undergoing a transition from a rocky mantle, which contains a much higher concentration of iron, to a more molten mantle, containing less iron.