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Reminder of a Griffin Rampant in an Ancient Martian Meteorite

Caption: A microscope reveals skeletal magnetite crystals that resemble a mythical griffin in a 1.3 billion year old Martian meteorite, MIL 90032. Researchers studied Mars' past atmosphere by analyzing sulfur isotopic ratios in 40 meteorites that fell to Earth from Mars.

Credit: James Dottin III

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