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Scientists Confirm Rocks Fell From Mars

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul>
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:02:02 -0500
Archived: Wed, 18 Jan 2012 06:02:02 -0500
Subject: Scientists Confirm Rocks Fell From Mars




Source: ABCNews.Com

http://tinyurl.com/7wonlva

January 17, 2012


Scientists Confirm Rocks Fell From Mars
By Seth Borenstein

They came from Mars, not in peace, but in pieces. Scientists are
confirming that 15 pounds of rock collected recently in Morocco
fell to Earth from Mars during a meteorite shower last July.

This is only the fifth time in history scientists have
chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed
falling. The fireball was spotted in the sky six months ago, but
the rocks weren't discovered on the ground in North Africa until
the end of December.

This is an important and unique opportunity for scientists
trying to learn about Mars' potential for life. So far, no NASA
or Russian spacecraft has returned bits of Mars, so the only
samples scientists can examine are those that come here in a
meteorite shower.

Scientists and collectors are ecstatic, and already the rocks
are fetching big bucks because they are among the rarest things
on Earth =97 rarer even than gold. The biggest rock weighs over 2
pounds.



[More at site... thanks to 'The Norm' for the lead]




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