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Martian Meteorites Could Reveal That the Red Planet Was Wetter Than We Thought

Researchers simulated conditions that occur when a piece of the planet is ejected into space, and their findings could alter assumptions about the water budget of Mars.

Published On 03/06/2017
11:15 AM EST
The Mojave Crater on Mars, which is believed to be the source of some Martian meteorites found on Earth, is pictured here in a rendering produced by the HIRISE camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image via NASA JPL-Caltech, University of Arizona