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New Space Rock Is Rare Type of Meteorite (10 of 10)

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Caption: Scientists, researchers and volunteers from NASA Ames, the SETI Institute and other organizations are searching for fragments of the Sutter's Mill Meteor that illuminated the sky over the Sierra Nevada Mountains at 7:51 a.m. PDT Sunday, April 22, 2012. Teams have searched for and found several meteorites and are now in the process of analyzing the fragments, searching for clues that could indicate how life might have began on our planet. For more information about NASA Ames, please visit http://www.nasa.gov/ames. This video relates to a paper that appeared in the Dec. 21, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by Peter Jenniskens at SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif., and colleagues was titled, "Radar-Enabled Recovery of the Sutter's Mill Meteorite, a Carbonaceous Chondrite Regolith Breccia."

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