Piece of Mars Finds Its Way to Museum Los Angeles Times

It traveled millions of years through space, dropped into the Mojave Desert and was snatched up by rock collector Robert Verish. Then, for 20 years, it was left unnoticed in a crate in his backyard. It’s been a long journey for the so-called Los Angeles meteorite, now on exhibit at the Natural History Museum in Exposition Park. UCLA scientists have confirmed that the half-pound chunk of basalt came from Mars–one of only 14 Martian meteorites to have been found on Earth.