Scientists look to meteorites for clues about life on Mars

May 15, 2013

A meteorite discovered in January in the Sahara Desert contained ten times more water than any other Mars meteorites that have been found on Earth.
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In order to find out more about the potential for life on Mars, some scientists aren’t looking up, but down. A team of researchers are examining meteorites to help determine if conditions on Mars were ever able to sustain life.

MSU geological sciences professor Michael Velbel is part of the research team. He joins Current State from Washington D.C, where he is currently serving as a senior fellow at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.