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martian meteorite
2014-08-28 04:22:22

A meteorite discovered in the Sahara Desert three years ago could hold the secrets to the climate history of Mars, and may ultimately help answer the question as to whether or not the now cold, dry Red Planet was once home to a warm environment capable of supporting life.

Meteorite Reveals Martian Secrets
2013-11-21 07:06:46

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.

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2008-05-01 12:30:00

Working with colleagues from NASA, a Florida State University researcher has published a paper that calls into question three decades of conventional wisdom regarding some of the physical processes that helped shape the Earth as we know it today.

2005-09-27 14:00:00

An unusual meteorite that fell on a frozen lake in Canada five years ago has led a Florida State University geochemist to a breakthrough in understanding the origin of the chemical elements that make up our solar system.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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