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Meteorite from Mars is in a class of its own

Jenny Winder, News Writer
07 January 2013, 12:01

Sen— It weighs only about 11 ounces (320 grams) but this small lump of rock is big news. Found in the Sahara desert in 2011 it was designated Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034, but nicknamed "Black Beauty". It has now undergone a year of intense scrutiny and researchers have concluded that NWA 7034 is unlike any other Martian meteorite.