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Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered

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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:40 AM
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This is my first thread, hopefully its not a duplicate one.
Here is an interesting discovery on Mars. Mars indeed was water-rich at some point in time(billions of years ago at least).

Rare Water-Rich Mars Meteorite Discovered




A rare Martian meteorite recently found in Morocco contains minerals with 10 times more water than previously discovered Mars meteorites, a finding that raises new questions about when and how long the planet most like Earth in the solar system had conditions suitable for life.





The meteorite, known as Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, is the second-oldest of 110 named stones originating from Mars that have been retrieved on Earth. Purchased from a Moroccan meteorite dealer in 2011, the black, baseball-sized stone, which weighs less than 1 pound, is 2.1 billon years old, meaning it formed during what is known as the early Amazonian era in Mars' geologic history.

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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:46 AM
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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:54 AM
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Sorry then
, i did a search, didn't come across.



posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 12:58 AM
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Hahahah no problem, I had only just posted it myself! Two great minds think alike!




posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 01:28 AM
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