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NASA's Mars 2020 Rover Is Sending Back an Ancient Slab of a Martian Meteorite to Use as Target Practice
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
NASA’s Mars 2020 rover is going to carry a chunk of an ancient Martian meteorite back to its home planet. Ancient pieces of Mars have been resting on Earth in the form of meteorites, which scientists determined blew off Mars’s surface millions of years ago. Now, scientists have decided to send a chunk known as Sayh al Uhaymir 008 (SAU008) aboard the rover, NASA announced Tuesday. read more


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