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Swiss Geologists Find Mars Meteorite In The Sultanate Of Oman

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June 18, 2001
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Natural History Museum, Berne
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Geologists from Bern University and from the Natural History Museum Bern have found more than 180 meteorites in Oman in January/February 2001. The most exciting find is a piece of Mars rock. The geologic past of Mars, including the fate of water, as well as the search for evidence of possible past life on Mars are research areas in which Mars meteorites play a key role.

Geologists from Bern University and from the Natural History Museum Bern have found more than 180 meteorites in Oman in January/February 2001. The most exciting find is a piece of Mars rock. This meteorite just received its name: Sayh al Uhaymir 094. Contrary to other finds of Mars meteorites in deserts, this meteorite is fully available to science. Detailed investigations are currently under way at Bern University and at collaborating institutions.


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Natural History Museum, Berne. "Swiss Geologists Find Mars Meteorite In The Sultanate Of Oman." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 18 June 2001. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010616001009.htm>.
Natural History Museum, Berne. (2001, June 18). Swiss Geologists Find Mars Meteorite In The Sultanate Of Oman. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 16, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010616001009.htm
Natural History Museum, Berne. "Swiss Geologists Find Mars Meteorite In The Sultanate Of Oman." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2001/06/010616001009.htm (accessed April 16, 2014).

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