Martian Meteorite Means More atMosphere

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Aug. 18 2009 7:30 AM

Martian Meteorite Means More atMosphere


I am overwhelmed right with too much work to do (especially prepping for Gnomedex) so instead of some thoughtful pun-laden post about the whopping big meteorite the rover Opportunity found on Mars, I'll let Starts With A Bang recount the tale. You can read how this big ol' piece of interplanetary debris seems to strongly hint that a long time ago, Mars had a much thicker atmosphere.

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Oh, you can see this on the NASA site as well.

Phil Plait writes Slate’s Bad Astronomy blog and is an astronomer, public speaker, science evangelizer, and author of Death From the Skies!