Fwd = More Pieces of Mars Found
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Original Subject: More Pieces of Mars Found
Original Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2002 09:14:03 -0800 (PST)
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More Pieces of Mars Found
By Larry O'Hanlon
January 28, 2002
Jan. 28 - Five more chunks of the planet Mars have turned up on Earth,
report meteorite scientists who plan on presenting their discoveries at a
scientific meeting in March.
In all, the new meteorites bring the count to 24 fragments of the Red Planet
have been found on Earth after being blasted off the Red Planet by impacts
of asteroids or comets. Reports on the new interplanetary fragments will be
presented at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas.
"There is an unusual number of Antarctic Mars meteorites being reported,"
remarks Ron Baalke of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who keeps count of
The reason? "People are out there hunting like crazy," said Marilyn
Lindstrom, who served for years as the meteorite curator at NASA's Johnson
Space Flight Center.
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