Scientists believe a 2011 meteorite could be 4.4 billion year old piece of Martian crust

February 2, 2015 10:52 PM

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Scientists believe a 2011 meteorite could be 4.4 billion year old piece of Martian crust

Deep below the rusty red crust, Mars holds a host of secrets that we’ve been trying to get at for the better part of a decade with satellites and rovers. But at least some of those answers might’ve been sitting here on Earth the past three years.

Scientists believe the meteorite comes from one of Mars’ mysterious darker planes and could provide some new intel about our celestial neighbor and future base of space operations. A team used hyperspectral imaging to study the entire fragment, and those findings matched data recorded by NASA’s Mars...

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