A Little Mars In Our Backyard

july 22, 2004

This is very cool:

The team of Antarctic explorers came across the 1.5-pound black rock last December while scouring for meteorites in the Transantarctic Mountains, about 466 miles from the South Pole. A subsequent analysis by the Smithsonian Institution revealed that the rock's mineralogy and texture are 'unmistakably Martian,' according to a statement released Wednesday by NASA.