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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) Originally from: baalke@jpl.nasa.gov Original Subject: More Pieces of Mars Found Original Date: Mon, 4
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 4, 2002
      Forwarded by: fwestra@... (Frits Westra)
      Originally from: baalke@...
      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
      Discovery News
      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
      Martian meteorites.

      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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