Saturday, January 22, 2005

Meteorite Found on Mars

Tests confirm
Mars meteorite

LOS ANGELES - In a stroke of luck, the NASA rover Opportunity has discovered a basketball-size metal meteorite sitting on the surface of Mars, the mission’s main scientist said Tuesday.

Interesting picture of a non-martian origin meteorite found on Mars. I'd first seen information on this at the Astronomy Picture of The Day site. It amazes me that we can fly something to Mars and then find something that came from somewhere else. (Other than the piece of heat shield that looks like a Yugo rusting by the side of a road)