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EETA 79001 meteorite

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EETA 79001 is a large (7942 gram) meteorite that was recovered during the 1979 ANSMET expedition. It was found on the ice at the Elephant Moraine, near Reckling Peak, Victoria Land, Antarctica. It is an especially important sample because glass inclusions in it were found to contain rare gas and nitrogen compositions matching those of the Martian atmosphere as determined by the Viking spacecraft. This was the crucial evidence that the SNC meteorites came from Mars.
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EETA 79001 is classified as a shergotite, the most common subgroup of the Mars meteorites.
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EETA 79001, also known as Elephant Moraine 79001, is a Martian meteorite. It was found in Elephant Moraine, in the Antarctic during the 19791980 collecting season.
EETA 79001 was discovered at the Elephant Moraine, near Reckling Peak, Victoria Land, Antarctica.

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