French scientists find rare Martian meteorite AFP

Two French scientists said on Saturday they believed they had discovered a rare meteorite from Mars which could shed light on the red planet’s geological makeup and volcanic activity. A team led by Carine Bidaut and Bruno Fectay found two chunks of meteorite weighing 414 and 383 grammes (14.6 and 15.5 ounces) respectively in the Atlas mountains of southern Morocco in January and March 2001.