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06 January 2013

The Latest Worldwide Meteor/Meteorite News 06JAN2013

US scientists find meteorite from Mars 
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013 01:22 PM PST
SCIENTISTS have uncovered a Martian meteorite which landed in northwest Africa.

'Black Beauty' Meteorite Points to Mars' Kinder, Gentler Past
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013 05:23 AM PST
After a year of study, researchers have concluded that a Martian meteorite found in the Sahara desert in 2011 is a new class of meteorite -- one that adds credence to the idea that life may have existed on the Red Planet. The meteorite, Northwest Africa 7034, nicknamed "Black Beauty," is black and about the size of a baseball.

Space News: Researchers identify water rich meteorite linked to Mars crust
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013 04:16 AM PST
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 meteoritesfrom unknown origins. This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed “Black Beauty,” it weighs approximately 11 ounces. After more ...

Baseball-size 2-billion-year-old rock from Mars recovered in the Sahara
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013 10:36 PM PST
Not only is it older than most, it also contains more water, a yearlong analysis found. The baseball-size meteorite is strikingly similar to the volcanic rocks examined by the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity on the Martian surface.

Mars meteorite's age and moisture level intrigue
Fri, 04 Jan, 2013 10:10 PM PST
Scientists are abuzz about a coal-colored rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara desert: A yearlong analysis revealed it's quite different from other Martian meteorites.

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