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Scientists: Rocks found in Morocco fell to Earth from Mars

Published 01/17/2012, AP Science Writer

Former NASA chief: 'It's Christmas in January'
This is only the fifth time in history scientists have chemically confirmed Martian meteorites that people witnessed falling. This also is an important and unique opportunity for scientists trying to learn about Mars' potential for life; so far, no NASA or Russian spacecraft has returned bits of Mars.

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