Oileán Ruaidh (Mars rock)

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Oileán Ruaidh (Mars rock)
Oileán Ruaidh.jpg
A picture of the rock taken by Opportunity rover while it was 31 meters away from the rock.
Type Iron meteorite
Found date September 2010

Oileán Ruaidh (pronounced "ill-lawn roo-ah") is a rock discovered on Mars in September 2010 by the Opportunity rover. It is a 45 centimeter wide dark rock thus it is thought to be an iron meteorite. It was given the name Oileán Ruaidh after the Irish language name of Oileán Ruaidh island in County Donegal in Ireland.

A close-up of the meteorite (September 24, 2010).

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