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NASA Scientists Find Evidence Of Water In Martian Meteorite
2014-02-28 07:16:06

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Evidence of water and life on Mars is a hotly debated topic that has been ongoing for decades. While most scientists agree that Mars had an abundant source of water in its ancient past, there has only been limited evidence that life may have once existed on the Red Planet. However, scientists from NASA’ Johnson Space Center in Houston and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California have found evidence of past water...

Meteorite Linked To Martian Crust
2013-01-03 13:08:12

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that they believe originated from Mars' crust. The team wrote in Thursday's issue of Science Express that this new meteorite contains more water than any other Martian meteorite ever found. The sample is the only one found that dates back to 2.1 billion years ago, which is an early era on Mars known as the Amazonian. The meteorite, known as Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034,...

Mars Inside And Out May Have Had Differing Geological Histories
2012-11-20 05:50:00

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of scientists led by the Carnegie Institution for Science recently studied the hydrogen in water from the interior of Mars and found that Mars was formed from similar building blocks to that of Earth. There are differences, however, in the later evolution of the two planets, which implies that terrestrial planets such as Earth have similar water sources — chondritic meteorites. Unlike Earth, however, rocks on Mars that...

Martian Meteorite Given To London Museum
2012-02-09 13:09:39

The Natural History Museum in London is now in possession on a rare Mars meteorite that could help scientists unravel the mysteries of the Red Planet. The Tissint Martian meteorite is the largest and newest known meteorite, and could help determine whether there is life on Mars. The meteorite fell in the desert of southern Morocco last July, and eyewitnesses say they heard two sonic booms and saw a bright fireball racing across the sky. The meteorite weighs in at 2.5 pounds and is...

Meteorite Found In Morocco Is From Mars, Scientists Say
2012-01-18 05:28:48

Rare chunks of rock that crashed to Earth in Morocco last July came from Mars, according to a special committee of meteorite experts that announced the findings on Tuesday. The findings are only the fifth time that scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites. Witnesses had described seeing the small rocks fall to Earth in a fireball in the sky last summer.  However, the rocks were not discovered on the ground until December, when collectors gathered 15 pounds of...

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2011-02-03 06:00:00

Exactly a century after the first discovery of a rare meteorite sample, University of Leicester team uses it to reveal new insights into water on the red planet Rare fragments of Martian meteorites have been investigated at the University of Leicester revealing one of the ways water flowed near the surface of Mars. Scientists at the University's renowned Space Research Centre, in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, examined five meteorite samples "“ including the very first...

2009-08-19 15:30:40

A recent meteorite discovery on Mars and an edible classroom activity provide a scrumptious way to kick off the new school year with a meteorite lesson.Mars meteorite discoveredNASA's Opportunity Mars rover recently spotted a rock that looked as big as a large watermelon. Scientists used instruments on the rover to determine that this large rock was indeed a meteorite. In fact, it's the largest meteorite yet found on Mars. Opportunity also determined that it is an iron-nickel meteorite and...

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2009-05-18 15:45:00

Meteorites provide valuable information about the early history of the solar system. A group of Swiss geologists have conducted systematic meteorite searches in Oman since 2001, and they recently returned from their latest hunt.Most meteorites are fragments of asteroids, some of which contain organic matter. Some meteorites preserve information on the chemical make-up of the solar system before the planets formed. Other meteorites are impact debris from the surfaces of the Moon and Mars....

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2006-10-16 18:10:00

By ROXANA HEGEMAN, Associated Press Writer GREENSBURG, Kan. - Scientists located a rare meteorite in a Kansas wheat field thanks to new ground penetrating radar technology that some day might be used on Mars. The dig Monday was likely the most documented excavation yet of a meteorite find, with researchers painstakingly using brushes and hand tools in order to preserve evidence of the impact trail and to date the event of the meteorite strike. Soil samples were also bagged and tagged, and...

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2006-08-05 17:45:00

It was a science fiction fantasy come true: Ten years ago this summer, NASA announced the discovery of life on Mars. At a Washington, D.C., news conference, scientists showed magnified pictures of a four-pound Martian meteorite riddled with wormy blobs that looked like bacterial colonies. The researchers explained how they had pried numerous clues from the rock, all strongly supporting their contention that microscopic creatures once occupied its nooks and crannies. It was arguably the space...


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