spacetoday.net: space news from around the webin association with SpaceNews

Scientists find unique, water-rich Martian meteorite
Posted: Fri, Jan 4, 2013, 5:47 AM ET (1047 GMT)
Martian meteorite NWA 7034 (NASA) A meteorite discovered in Africa over a year ago is from Mars, but is unlike any other Martian meteorite found to date, scientists reported this week. The meteorite, designated NWA 7034 and nicknamed "Black Beauty," was found in the Sahara Desert in 2011. Its composition matches closely with rocks on the surface of Mars, but is different from other "SNC" Martian meteorites, leading scientists to conclude this meteorite is the first from the Martian crust. NWA 7034 formed about 2.1 billion years ago, around the beginning of the most recent geologic period on Mars. The meteorite also contains more than 10 times as much water as other Martian meteorites, perhaps due to interaction with water in the Martian crust.
<<previous article   next article>>
news in brief
Russian cosmonauts speed through EVA
Posted: Thu, Oct 23 6:02 AM ET (1002 GMT)

Proton launches Russian communications satellite
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 8:04 AM ET (1204 GMT)

Mars spacecraft survive comet flyby
Posted: Wed, Oct 22 7:53 AM ET (1153 GMT)

news links
Friday, October 24
Making Cubesats Do Astronomy
Universe Today — 7:48 pm ET (2348 GMT)
Hubble captures stunning image of a comet's brush past Mars
Los Angeles Times — 7:46 pm ET (2346 GMT)


about spacetoday.net   ·   info@spacetoday.net   ·   mailing list