archiv~1.txt: SETI [ASTRO] New Martian Meteorite Found

SETI [ASTRO] New Martian Meteorite Found

Larry Klaes ( lklaes@bbn.com )
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 13:03:23 -0500

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>New Martian Meteorite Found
>By BBC News Online Science Editor Dr David Whitehouse
>March 11, 1999
>
>A brown stone the size of a coconut has been identified as only the 14th
>known meteorite from Mars.
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>It was picked up in the Dar al Gani region of the Libyan Sahara desert last
>year by an anonymous meteorite hunter.
>
>Early data indicates that Dar al Gani 489 is very similar to the piece of
>rock that was classified as the 13th Martian meteorite - Dar al Gani 476.
>Indeed, the two specimens may have been fragments from the same fall.
>
>Full Story:
>http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_294000/294187.stm
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