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Mars’ oldest meteorite traced to strange double impact crater

Researchers have used artificial intelligence (AI) to trace the oldest known Martian meteorite to its precise place of origin, and the results could help uncover conditions on our planet solar system‘s planets were as they were in their very first days.

The 11-ounce (320-gram) meteorite, officially named Northwest Africa 7034 but commonly known as the “Black Beauty,” is believed to have impacted Earth about 5 million years ago. After being found in the Sahara desert in 2011, its age has been dated at almost 4.5 billion years – making it the oldest Martian meteorite ever found on Earth.

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