Mars Meteorites: Pieces of the Red Planet on Earth (Photos)

Carbonate Globules in Meteorite ALH84001


A few of the orange-colored carbonate globules found in ALH84001.

Tissint Meteorite Morocco 2011

Heritage Auctions

This 1.6-ounce (46-gram) meteorite, a part of the Tissint meteorite that landed in Morocco in July 2011, fetched $43,750 at a public auction on May 20.

Mars Meteorite from Tissint Fall

© 2011 Darryl Pitt / Macovich Collection

Another sample of a Martian meteorite from the Tissint fall, which dropped chunks of the Red Planet in the Moroccan desert in July 2011.

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