'Black Beauty' rock from Mars landed in Sahara Desert

January 3, 2013 | 8:07 p.m. CST
This image provided Carl Agee, University of New Mexico, shows a rock from Mars that landed in the Sahara Desert. An examination of the Martian meteorite known as NWA 7034 and also called the "Black Beauty" determined it is 2.1 billion years old and is water-rich.

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