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Images of New Identified Meteorite Adjacent to NASA Mars Opportunity Rover Heatshield Impact Point

Status Report From: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Posted: Tuesday, January 18, 2005

According to New Scientist Magazine, NASA Mars Rover Principal Investigator Steve Squyres confirmed today that Opportunity has indeed identified a metallic meteorite on the surface of Mars adjacent to the point where Opportunity's heatshield impacted last year. These photos show the examination conducted by Opportunity's cameras.

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