Scientists say meteorite found in Morocco is 4.4 billion years old from Mars

February 2, 2015 5:05 PM

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Scientists have concluded that the piece of meteorite found in the desert of Morocco is 4.4 billion years old, and definitely came from Mars. And dubbed NWA 7034 – you know, NorthWest Africa – or Black Beauty – because it is predominantly black and not red like normal space rocks from Mars.

Mars, usually called the Red Planet because of its characteristic red features will reveal some unusual aspect of itself through Black Beauty. Almost all meteors that fell from Mars were designated as SNC – shergottites, nakhlites, or chassignites – meteors, because they largely consist of igneous r...

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