List of Martian meteorites

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This is a list of Martian meteorites i.e. meteorites that have been identified as having originated from Mars.

Of the over 53,000 meteorites that have been found on Earth just 99 had been identified as Martian as of 30 July 2011.[1] On 17 October 2013, NASA reported, based on analysis of argon in the Martian atmosphere by the Mars Curiosity rover, that certain meteorites found on Earth thought to be from Mars, were actually from Mars.[2] Note that the list does not include meteorites found on Mars by the various rovers.

List[edit]

Meteorite Found Mass (g) Notes
Allan Hills 77005 1977-12-29 482.5 First Antarctic find.
Allan Hills 84001 1984 1939.9 Orthopyroxenite, 4.091 billion years old, believed to be oldest Martian meteorite.
Chassigny 1815-10-03 4000 Mainly olivine with intercumulous pyroxene, feldspar, and oxides.
Dar al Gani 476 1996-2000 2015
Dar al Gani 489 1996-2000 2146
Dar al Gani 670 1996-2000 1619
Dar al Gani 735 1996-2000 588
Dar al Gani 876 1996-2000 6.2
Dar al Gani 975 1996-2000 27.6
Dar al Gani 1037 1996-2000 4012
Dar al Gani 1051 1996-2000 40.1
Dhofar 019 2000-2010 1056
Dhofar 378 2000-2001 15
Dhofar 1668 2000-2010 6.1
Dhofar 1674 2000-2010 49.2
Dhofar unnamed 2000-2001 209.1
Elephant Moraine 79001 A & B 1980 7942 Has two different lithologies in contact.
Governador Valadares 1958 158
Grove Mountains 020090 2002 7.54 Smallest.
Grove Mountains 99027 2000 10 Second smallest.
Jiddat al Harasis 479 2008 553
Ksar Ghilane 002 2010 538
Lafayette 1931 800
LAR 06319 2007 78.6
LEW 88516 1988 13.2
Los Angeles 1999-10-30[3] 452.6 and 245.4
MIL 03346 2003-2009 715
MIL 090030 2003-2009 453
MIL 090032 2003-2009 532
MIL 090136 2003-2009 171
Nakhla 1911-04-28 Shows signs of aqueous processes on Mars.
Northwest Africa 480 2000-2001 28
Northwest Africa 817 2000 104
Northwest Africa 856 2001 320
Northwest Africa 998 2001 456
Northwest Africa 1068 2001-2004 577
Northwest Africa 1110 2001-2004 118
Northwest Africa 1183 2001-2004 140
Northwest Africa 1195 2002 315
Northwest Africa 1460 2000-2001 70
Northwest Africa 1669 2001 35.9
Northwest Africa 1775 2001-2004 25
Northwest Africa 1950 2001 797
Northwest Africa 2046 2003 63
Northwest Africa 2626 2004 31.1
Northwest Africa 2646 2004 30.7
Northwest Africa 2373 2001-2004 18
Northwest Africa 2737 2000 611
Northwest Africa 2800 2007 686
Northwest Africa 2969 2001-2004 12
Northwest Africa 2975 2005-2010 70.1
Northwest Africa 2986 2005-2010 201
Northwest Africa 2987 2005-2010 82
Northwest Africa 2990 2007-2011 363
Northwest Africa 3171 2004 506
Northwest Africa 4222 2006 16.55
Northwest Africa 4468 2006 675
Northwest Africa 4480 2006 13
Northwest Africa 4527 2006 10.06
Northwest Africa 4766 2005-2010 225
Northwest Africa 4783 2005-2010 120
Northwest Africa 4797 2001 15
Northwest Africa 4857 2005-2010 24
Northwest Africa 4864 2005-2010 94
Northwest Africa 4878 2005-2010 130
Northwest Africa 4880 2005-2010 81.6
Northwest Africa 4925 2006 282.3
Northwest Africa 4930 2005-2010 117.5
Northwest Africa 5029 2003 14.67
Northwest Africa 5140 2005-2010 7.5
Northwest Africa 5214 2005-2010 50.7
Northwest Africa 5219 2005-2010 60
Northwest Africa 5298 2008 445
Northwest Africa 5313 2005-2010 5.3
Northwest Africa 5366 2005-2010 39.6
Northwest Africa 5718 2006 90.5
Northwest Africa 5789 2009 49
Northwest Africa 5790 2008-2009 145
Northwest Africa 5960 2007-2011 147
Northwest Africa 5990 2009 59
Northwest Africa 6148 2008-2009 280
Northwest Africa 6162 2010 89
Northwest Africa 6234 2007-2011 55.7
Northwest Africa 6342 2010 72.2
Northwest Africa 6710 2007-2011 74.4
Northwest Africa 6963 2011 8000
Northwest Africa 7032 2011 85
Northwest Africa 7034 2011 320 2.1 billion years old, second oldest Martian meteorite.[4]
Northwest Africa 7042 2011 3033
Northwest Africa 7182 2005-2010 17
Northwest Africa 7257 2011 180
Northwest Africa 7258 2011 310
Northwest Africa 7272 2011 58.7
Northwest Africa 7320 2011 52
Northwest Africa 7397 2012 2130
Northwest Africa 7500 2012 2040
RBT 04261 2004 78.8
RBT 04262 2004 204.6
QUE 94201 1994 12.0
Sayh al Uhaymir 005 1999-2001 1344
Sayh al Uhaymir 008 1999-2001 8579
Sayh al Uhaymir 051 1999-2001 436
Sayh al Uhaymir 060 1999-2001 42
Sayh al Uhaymir 090 1999-2001 95
Sayh al Uhaymir 094 1999-2001 223
Sayh al Uhaymir 120 1999-2001 75
Sayh al Uhaymir 125 1999-2001 32
Sayh al Uhaymir 130 1999-2001 279
Sayh al Uhaymir 150 1999-2001 108
Shergotty 1865-08-25 5000 Mostly pyroxene; thought to have undergone preterrestrial aqueous alteration.
Tissint 2011-07-18 12000 Signs of elements being carried into cracks by water while on Mars.
YA 1075 1999 55
Yamato 000027 1998-2000 9.7
Yamato 000047 1998-2000 5.3
Yamato 000097 1998-2000 24.5
Yamato 000593 2000 13700[5] Second largest
Yamato 000749 2000 1283
Yamato 000802 2000 22
Yamato 793605 1979 16
Yamato 980459 1998 82.5
Yamato 980497 1998 8.7
Yamato 984028 1998-2000 12.3
Zagami 1962 18000 Largest.

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Notes[edit]

Where multiple meteorites are listed they are believed to be pieces of the same original body. The mass shown is the total recovered.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meteoritical Bulletin Database". Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Webster, Guy (17 October 2013). "NASA Rover Confirms Mars Origin of Some Meteorites". NASA. Retrieved 29 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "The Los Angeles Meteorite". www2.jpl.nasa.gov. NASA/JPL. 
  4. ^ Staff (January 3, 2013). "Researchers Identify Water Rich Meteorite Linked To Mars Crust". NASA. Retrieved January 3, 2013. 
  5. ^ Webster, Guy (February 27, 2014). "NASA Scientists Find Evidence of Water in Meteorite, Reviving Debate Over Life on Mars". NASA. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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