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A Martian meteorite in cross-polarized light. This meteorite is dominated by the mineral olivine. Each grain is about half a millimeter across. James Day

Meteorites from Mars help scientists understand the red planet’s interior

These rare rocks come in a few different types, which can tell geologists about Mars’ volcanic past and hint at its potential habitability.
There was little time for water from the Earth’s atmosphere to contaminate the meteorite after it fell. Trustees of the Natural History Museum

A brief history of the UK’s Winchcombe meteorite

In 2021, searchers recovered a meteorite that fell over the UK just hours earlier. Scientists have now reconstructed its story.

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