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Rock believed to be the first from Mercury

by Rod Hill

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Posted on April 2, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7:24 PM

A green rock found in Morocco last year, may be the first know visitor from Mercury.  Meteorite scientist Anthony Irving announced his findings at the March Planetary Science Conference in Texas.  His research studied a group of 35 meteorite samples discovered last year in Morocco.  The ancient rocks have been dated to an age of 4.56 billion years.

Read more about the discovery at:  www.space.com/20426-mercury-meteorite-discovery-messenger.html

KGW Meteorologist Rod Hill

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