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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Shergotty

Shergottite
Photo by Chip Clark. Click to zoom.
Catalog Number USNM 321-1
Meteorite Type Shergottite
Locality India
Weight 178 g

From the exhibit

We know Shergotty came from Mars because it contains gas whose composition matches that of Mars’s atmosphere as measured by the U.S. Viking spacecraft. An impact trapped the gas in the rock and flung it into space.


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