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Nakhla meteorite fragment

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Found in: Egypt
Year found: 1911
Size: 30mm (h) x 30mm (w)
Weight: 50g
See details in the Catalogue of Meteorites

This is a stony meteorite that is thought to come from Mars. It is part of the Nakhla meteorite shower that fell over Egypt on the morning of 28th June, 1911. The broken face shows greenish-coloured crystals that formed as lava cooled and solidified.