This might explain mystical Moroccan men: maybe they really are from Mars? Or at least influenced by the Martian planet? Scientists have just confirmed that a meteor shower that brought a 15 pound rock hurtling into Morocco really did come from Mars. This is the fifth time that science has confirmed Martian rocks on earth, and the latest weren’t discovered until a month or so ago.
The rocks could reveal whether or not Mars could sustain life. These are among the only samples of the Red Planet we have on earth as no astronauts have ever made it to Mars.
Rarer than gold, the rocks are worth big bucks since there are only 240 pounds of them known to science. According to ABC News the last time a Martian rock fell and was found fresh on the Blue Planet was in 1962. But it is plausible that many more have fallen and we just don’t know about them. Since two thirds of the earth are water, most likely fell into the ocean.
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