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Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust

January 7, 2013

Object Was Discovered In 2011 In The Sahara Desert NASA-funded researchers analyzing a small meteorite that may be the first discovered from the Martian surface or crust have found it contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites from unknown origins. This new class of meteorite was found in 2011 in the Sahara Desert. Designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, and nicknamed "Black Beauty," it weighs approximately 11 ounces (320 grams).

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