'Black Beauty' Meteorite Reveals Secrets Of Mars' Surface
The 4.4 billion-year-old meteorite is like nothing ever discovered on Earth and gives researchers insight into the makeup of the Red Planet's surface.By Nathan Giannini | February 2, 2015
A new study claims a recently discovered meteorite is a chunk of Martian crust and is like nothing else ever discovered on Earth.
The meteorite, known as NWA 7034, weighs just 11 ounces. It was discovered in the Moroccan desert in 2011 and eventually sold to a collector in the U.S.
According to the study by researchers from Brown University and the University of New Mexico, the meteorite, known as "Black Beauty," is about 4.4 billion years old.