19th January 2017 Sol 1584

Posted by jcb36 at Jan 19, 2017 02:59 PM |
19th January 2017 Sol 1584

Ames_Knob meteorite

We have found another (the 4th) meteorite.  The fist sized sample called Ames_Knob - which was analysed by ChemCam - turns out to be composed of Fe and Ni metal. This iron meteorite looks like it fragmented in the martian atmosphere, producing fragments like Ames_Knob and Egg_Rock, Lebanon and Littleton. It is notably fresh and unaltered so may have fallen relative recently, within the last thousands of years perhaps.

 

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