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High Resolution X-Ray Maps of Martian Meteorite "Black Beauty" (NWA 7034)

A new class of martian meteorite was discovered in the Sahara Desert in 2011 and analyzed in 2013 by a team of researchers led by Carl Agee, director and curator, University of New Mexico's Institute of Meteoritics in Albuquerque.

The JEOL JXA-8230 was used to analyze a small sample of the metorite. 

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Credit: Nicole Wilson and Mike Spilde, Inst. of Meteorics, University of New Mexico

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