View Full Version : Meteorite From Mars is Water-Rich

2013-Jan-03, 08:50 PM
Martian meteorite NWA 7034 weighs approximately 320 grams (11 ounces). Credit: NASA A 2-billion-year-old rock found in the Sahara desert has been identified as a meteorite from Marsí crust, and it contains ten times more water than any other Martian meteorite found on Earth. It also contains organic carbon. The age of the rock, called [...]

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2013-Jan-04, 03:05 PM
"Water on Mars" doesn't really surprise anymore, does it? Should it?
I've come to think Mars is wet even today, considering recent discoveries like the Tissint meteorite and the MRO findings of more abundant clays than previously thought, and more.

In my view, "cold, dry, lifeless Mars" no longer fits the evidence. I think it's "cold, wet, potentially inhabited Mars" that appears to be mainstream thinking.