Latest Martian meteorite Stories
New spectroscopic analysis has revealed that Black Beauty, a meteorite found several years ago in the Moroccan desert, is actually a 4.4 billion year old piece of the Martian crust, and may have the same composition as the rocks that currently cover the surface of the Red Planet.
NASA and an international team of planetary scientists have found evidence in meteorites on Earth that indicates Mars has a distinct and global reservoir of water or ice near its surface.
NASA's Mars Curiosity rover has measured a tenfold spike in methane, an organic chemical, in the atmosphere around it and detected other organic molecules in a rock-powder sample collected by the robotic laboratory’s drill.
An international team of scientists, using data from a Martian meteorite, reports that life on Mars is more likely than previously thought.
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.
Martian meteorites that fell to Earth are revealing secrets of an early atmosphere on Mars that is hidden in the chemical signatures of each ancient rock. Geologists, who collected and studied 40 of these otherworldly rocks, have found an important key...
Data will help scientists read Curiosity Mars rover samples for signs of life, says UMD coauthor of study published today in Nature. (PRWEB) April 16, 2014
A new study has uncovered what may be the first recognized example of ancient Martian crust. The rock, designated NWA 7533, holds a wealth of information about the origin and age of Mars' crust.
NASA's Curiosity rover has proven some of the meteorites discovered have indeed come from the Red Planet, according to a new study published by the American Geophysical Union.
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