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#1 bob71741

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 11:17 AM

In 2013, two small fragments of the Tissint Martian meteorite were "planted" in Arizona's Sonoran Desert in order to deliberately expose them to terrestrial desert weathering. The first piece was recovered for analysis after 12 months of exposure, and the remaining fragment  in 2016.

 

The Meteorite Center of ASU conducted these  experiments; details can be found at :

https://meteorites.a...issint-exposure

 

If you just want the PDF of the experiment, it may be found here:

https://www.nature.c...018-30807-w.pdf


Edited by bob71741, 27 August 2018 - 11:46 AM.

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