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Meteorite find: 'I carried Mars rock in hand luggage'

The 1kg piece of Tissint rock was paid for by an anonymous benefactor. It landed in Morocco last July and was retrieved quickly, resulting in minimal contamination with Earth.
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Pictures of a rare Martian meteorite



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On July 18, 2011 a shergottite fell in Morocco; its fall was witnessed by military personnel and others near Tata, Morocco. Its origin was confirmed as Martian in early 2012, at which time the name Tissint was settled on.
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Rare Martian meteorite given to science

A Martian meteorite, an incredibly rare object, has been given to science to help unravel the Red Planet's secrets.
The Natural History Museum in London has acquired a 1kg piece of the Tissint rock thanks to an anonymous benefactor.
It was seen to land in Morocco last July and retrieved quickly, resulting in minimal contamination with Earth.

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A fireball in the sky was observed in a remote region of southern Morocco by nomads who tracked down fragments of the seven kilogram meteorite, marking only the fifth time in history that a Mars rock has been seen falling to Earth.
A team of eight experts with the Meteoritical Society analysed the pieces and determined that they are authentic chunks of the red planet, said Carl Agee, part of the team and curator at the University of New Mexico.

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Meteorite found in Morocco came from Mars

The rock was seen falling to Earth in a fireball last July but was not found on the ground until December, when collectors began speculating it had come from the red planet.
Tests overseen by a panel of international experts have now confirmed their suspicion - only the fifth time in history scientists have officially recognised a meteorite which people witnessed falling as being Martian.

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New Martian Meteorite 3-D Video


This is a 91.3 gram, 100% crusted individual from the July, 2011 Martian meteorite fall in Morocco.

A meteorite fall that occurred in July 2011 near Foumzgit in the Tata region of Morocco.  The fireball was witnessed by Nomads around noon, who collected several pieces that were mostly broken during impact. Around 8-9 kilograms was recovered.
The meteorite has been analysed and submitted for classification to the Meteoritical Society Nomenclature Committee, who will approve an official designation (the name "Tata" is only a nickname).  This meteorite has been determined to originate from planet Mars



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