Saturday, October 08, 2011

Quote on Love

"Love life and life will love you back. 
Love people and they will love you back"

Arthur Rubinstein

Monday, October 03, 2011

Meteorite from Mars - photo and interesting facts

Nakhla meteorite that originated from Mars.
This is the Nakhla meteorite that landed in Egypt in 1911 and is believed to have come from the planet Mars. There is a theory that this piece of rock might have been ejected from Mars after the planet suffered a hugh impact collision with another object from space. The composition of this rock is very similar to rocks found on Mars.

What's the difference between a meteor and a meteorite and a meteoroid ?

A meteoroid is a sand- to boulder-sized particle of debris that exists out there in deep space. As soon as a meteoroid enters Earth's atmosphere it becomes a meteor (often called a shooting star or falling star. When the meteor falls to the ground it then becomes a meteorite.

How many meteorites have been found on Earth that have orginated from Mars ?

There are over 53000 meteorites that have been found on Earth, only 99 of them are believed to be Martian, so not that many.

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