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Meteorite Clues

The answer to whether life existed on Mars may be hidden in meteorites found on Earth. (A meteorite is a mass of metal or stone that falls from space to the surface of a planet or moon). Millions of years ago, huge meteorites slammed into Mars, throwing rocks from Mars into space. A few of these rocks, in turn, happened to hit the Earth. Inside one of these ancient martian rocks are strange forms that some of our fellow scientists think are the fossils of incredibly tiny martian bacteria!  But the evidence isnāt clear, so we hope the next trip to Mars might solve the mystery.

Click on the > button to see a movie about how a meteorite
containing microscopic fossils might have made it to Earth.

See Where to Look

Life on the Edge
Search for Life
Moon Lab
Space Links

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