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First Meteorite Linked to Martian Crust
January 3, 2013
After extensive analyses, researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that likely originated from Mars' crust. It is also the only meteoritic sample dated to 2.1 billion years ago, the early era of the most recent geologic epoch on Mars. The meteorite contains an order of magnitude more water than any other Martian meteorite.
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