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January 04, 2013
'Black Beauty' could yield Martian secrets
Washington (AFP) Jan 4, 2013
A fist-sized meteorite nicknamed "Black Beauty" could unlock vital clues to the evolution of Mars from the warm and wet place it once was to its current cold and dry state, NASA said Thursday. Discovered in Morocco's Sahara Desert in 2011, the 11-ounce (320-gram) space rock contains 10 times more water than other Martian meteorites and could be the first ever to have originated on the planet's surface or crust. After more than a year of intensive study, a team of US scientists determined the met ... read more
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Stanford researchers develop acrobatic space rovers to explore moons and asteroids
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