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mars (6)‘Black Beauty’ could yield Martian secrets
Washington (AFP) Jan 07, 2013 – A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed “Black Beauty” could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. Discovered in Morocco’s Sahara Desert in 2011, the 11-ounce (320-gram) space rock contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites and could be the first ever to have originated on the planet … more

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Ancient Water-rich Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust
Albuquerque NM (SPX) Jan 07, 2013 – While the Mars’ Rovers continue to scour the surface of the Red Planet snapping pictures, zapping rocks and looking at any other clues about its composition, researchers at the University of New Mexico’s Institute of Meteoritics have made what could be a once in a lifetime discovery right here on Earth involving a rock delivered by an interplanetary free-ride from Mars. Led by Carl Agee, d …more