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    Opportunity Discovers Still Another Meteorite! Find It on Google Mars

    Opportunity must be driving down Meteorite Alley on Mars. The rover has come across still another meteorite, the third space rock it has found the past few months, and fourth overall since 2005. This one is called Mackinac, which continues the "island" theme by which the science team has dubbed the meteorites. [...]

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    Metals on Mars

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser View Post
    Opportunity must be driving down Meteorite Alley on Mars. The rover has come across still another meteorite, the third space rock it has found the past few months, and fourth overall since 2005. This one is called Mackinac, which continues the "island" theme by which the science team has dubbed the meteorites. [...]

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    May be in the future Mars , colonists will pick up these meteorites for their content in Iron and Nickel , an easy way to get metals. Big meteorites are not very much slowed by the thin atmosphere , small meteorites are vaporized and in the middle then land more or less intact.
    So with time you may have a big resource on the Mars surface.
    And you have just to use your eyes or a metal detector to find them.

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    Oppy, watch out! Stuff seems to fall there a lot!
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiYeves View Post
    Oppy, watch out! Stuff seems to fall there a lot!
    I'm glad you didn't say "Oppy! Duck!". After all, who doesn't remember all the bruhaha when Oppy saw the rabbit?
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