ALH84001 and other famous Meteorites


A piece of the ALH84001 meteorite

It is 4 billion years old and it travelled and landed safely on Earth about 13 000 years ago.  The meteorite known as ALH84001 was discovered in the Allan Hills region of Antarctica in the year 1984.  The geologists who picked it up at the time didn’t think much of the meteorite.  It was only after 10 years of studying the rock that researchers realized that this was a specimen from Mars.

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