Researchers at the University of New Mexico have analyzed a Martian meteorite found in the Saharan Desert in 2011.
“This meteorite is unlike anything I’ve ever seen before,” said Agee, who is also a professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UNM and an expert in the field who has spent much of his career studying meteorites. “It’s a completely new type of Martian meteorite. It has everything in its composition that you’d want in order to further our understanding of the Red Planet. This unique Martian meteorite tells us what volcanism was like 2 billion years ago, but it also gives us a glimpse of ancient surface and environmental conditions on Mars that no other meteorite has offered.”
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