Monday, 24 February 2014 00:56

Martian meteorite NWA 5298 found in the North-Western part of Africa in March 2008. It is of volcanic origin similar to that of terrestrial rocks, which were formed in a thick lava flow. The age of its formation is considered to be 4 billion years. This age is the main part of the meteorite (mantle of the planet Mars), but some particles of a meteorite are the age of 200 million years. They were formed during the eruption of the volcano on the red planet. This suggests that the stone started to form in the middle of the planet, then rose higher, and the eruption appeared on the surface.