WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Though scientists can't trace Martian meteorites back to their specific sites on the Red Planet, a Purdue University study shows that the travelers contain more chemical clues to the location and history of their native neighborhoods than originally expected. Michael Lipschutz, professor of chemistry, analyzed the trace element content of the 12 meteorites that are known to have originated from Mars and found that the rocky fragments came from six different regions below the surface of the planet.
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