Mars meteorites reunited after long split CNN

Separate nomadic bands in northwest Africa have discovered two martian meteorites, bringing the total of identified red planet rocks to 26, planet scientists announced this week. One of the specimens consists of two fragments that scientists speculate broke apart thousands of years ago during natural erosion on Earth, but no one knows for sure when they split. “Maybe they were kicked apart by a camel,” joked Tony Irving, a University of Washington planetary geologist who studied the stones.