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Mars rocks fell in Africa last July, it's confirmed!

 

Named the Tissint martian meteorite (classified Martian, olivine-phyric shergottite. The story beggin the 18th july 2011 when a bright fireball was observed in the region of Tata near the Oued Drâa valley, in Morocco, by several people at about 2 am local time (H. Chennaoui Aoudjehane and A. Aaronson).

 

Few months later in October 2011, a nomad find few glossy black fusion-crusted stones, the largest stone weighing 987g. The total weight of the martian meteorites discovered is around 7 kg.

 

 

More on http://www.meteorites.tv/524-tissint-martian-meteorite


http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=54823


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