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August 6, 2009

Martian Meteorite Confirmed!

Block Island, which I talked about earlier today, has been confirmed by Opportunity to be the largest ever meteorite discovered on Mars. It is apparently a iron nickel meteorite. This indicates that it was formed as part of the core of a large asteroid. Opportunity also took images that were used to create this 3D image of the asteroid. Enjoy.

Image courtesy NASA