NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars (PHOTO)

July 20, 2014 3:04 PM

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NASA Curiosity Rover Finds 2-Meter Long Iron Meteorite on Mars (PHOTO)

"The imaging shows angular shaped cavities on the surface of the rock. One possible explanation is that they resulted from preferential erosion along crystalline boundaries within the metal of the rock," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement. "Another possibility is that these cavities once contained olivine crystals, which can be found in a rare type of stony-iron meteorites called pallasites, thought to have been formed near the core-mantle boundary within an asteroid."

"The imaging shows angular shaped cavities on the surface of the rock. One possible explanation is that they resulted from preferential erosion along crystalline boundaries within the metal of the rock," NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) said in a statement. "Another possibility is that these c...

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