Largest piece of Mars on Earth to be unveiled Sept. 1 at Maine museum

When the Maine Mineral & Gem Museum opens on Sept. 1, it will include the largest intact Mars rock on Earth. The specimen weighs 32 pounds and measures 9” x 10” x 6.5” inches.

Mars is among the most exotic substances on our planet, with less than 500 pounds known to exist. It was an asteroid impact on the Martian surface that ejected surface material into an Earth-crossing orbit.

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