First Meteorite Found on Another Planet (Mars)

NASA is reporting that:

Opportunity has found an iron meteorite on Mars, the first meteorite of any type ever identified on another planet

It’s been nick-named “Heat Shield Rock” as it was found near the landers heat shield that was discarded during the descent to Mars.

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

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Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

Image credit: NASA/JPL/Cornell

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