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Latest Shergotty meteorite Stories

2013-01-03 16:20:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO ) This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed "Black Beauty," it weighs...

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...

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2009-12-01 06:50:00

Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars. The new research focused on investigating alternate proposals for the creation of materials thought to be signs of ancient life found in the meteorite. The new study argues that ancient life remains the most plausible explanation for the materials and structures found in the...

2009-11-30 10:40:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using more advanced analytical instruments now available, a Johnson Space Center research team has reexamined the 1996 finding that a meteorite contains strong evidence that life may have existed on ancient Mars. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The new research focused on investigating alternate proposals for the creation of materials thought to be signs of ancient life found in the meteorite. The new study argues...


Latest Shergotty meteorite Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:40

Martian Meteorite -- Mars meteorites include three rare groups of achondritic (stony) meteorites (16 objects total) with isotope ratios that are said to be consistent with each other and inconsistent with the earth. It should be pointed out, however, that the isotope ratios do not actually match Mars ratios especially well, to the extent that Mars ratios are known, although they do differ substantially from Earth isotope ratios and from what is known of Lunar ratios. All the...

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