Mars’ oldest meteorite is traced to a strange double-collision crater

Mars’ oldest meteorite is traced to a strange double-collision crater

Scientists have traced the oldest known Mars meteorite to its exact point of origin using artificial intelligence (AI), and the findings may help reveal what conditions on our the solar systemThe planets were like their very first days.

The meteorite of 320 grams, officially called Northwest Africa 7034, but commonly known as “Black Beauty”, is believed to have broken into Earth about 5 million years ago. After being found in the Sahara Desert in 2011, its age was dated to be just under 4.5 billion years old – making it the oldest Mars meteorite ever found on Earth.

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