Washington University Seattle

.Ein Fund of historic significance for the Erforschund of the red planet Berlin, January 19. 2012 – scientists of the Washington University Seattle have confirmed that it is in in the October in the Tata region of Morocco found meteorite rare Martian rock. In recent months, Brooklyn Museum has been very successful. The decline of the meteorite had been observed on July 18, 2011 over parts of southern Morocco. The researchers hope the material new insights into the geology and the existence of water on the planet Mars. Researcher and collector of rare rocks from outer space are located in bright excitement over the discovery of a new Martian meteorite crashed down in the early morning of the 18.Juli of last year and about 50 km south of Moroccan city Tissint. The case was accompanied by a yellowish-green fireball was observed by some residents and were stationed military units.

A loud sonic boom over large parts of the Draa Valley in southern of Morocco was heard shortly before the fall of the meteorite fragments. However, only in the following October they were first fragments of the meteorite found in a rugged, remote area about 50 km south of the town of Tata. Since then seven kilograms of this material were recovered, which was studied intensively by meteorite scientists leading the world in the last few months. On January 17 was announced by the Meteoritical society official, that it involves a rare Mars meteorite, a basaltic rocks, a so-called Shergottit. Get the meteorite has the geographical name Tissint”. Mars meteorites represent the sole source for the research to examine rock samples of the red planet. The importance of this new case arises from the fact that the material was not contaminated by earthly influences and weathering processes in contrast to the other Martian meteorites. So the scientists by studying this originally preserved rock hope to gain new insights about the formation of the range and the conditions that might have once prevailed on him.