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'Black Beauty' meteorite from Mars?

Friday, November 22, 2013
Black Beauty, a meteorite found in northern African, may be from Mars, scientists say.

Black Beauty, a meteorite found in northern African, may be from Mars, scientists say.

Black Beauty, a meteorite found in northern African, may be from Mars, scientists say.

The stone Black Beauty is about four and a half billion years old and has 10 to 30 times more water in it than any other Martian meteorite that's been found.

Scientists believe the meteorite formed during Mars' first 100 million years of existence. Researchers said it's a good place to start looking for evidence of past life on the Red Planet.

Information on Black Beauty is written on Florida State University Journal Nature Space.

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