According to Curtin, 166 Martian rocks are known to have landed on our planet over the past 20 million years, but it’s been tough to trace their precise origin points on Mars. It takes a lot of energy to blast a bit of Mars out into space, so the researchers looked at craters that might be responsible.
The team created a database of 90 million impact craters on Mars and used a machine learning algorithm to narrow down potential meteorite launch sites. Tooting was a match for a certain group of the Martian meteorites (categorized as “shergottites”) found on Earth.
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