Science sleuths solve century-old mystery of Martian meteorite discovery

Published: 24 November 2022

Researchers from the UK, the USA, Australia and Italy carried out the detective work, which is published in an early-view paper in the journal Astrobiology. The unravelling of the mystery began in 2019, when planetary scientist Dr Áine O’Brien, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Geographical & Earth Sciences, crushed a tiny sample of Lafayette and used sophisticated mass spectrometry to analyse its composition.

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First published: 24 November 2022

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