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Oileán Ruaidh (Mars rock)

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Subject: El Capitan (Mars), Kaidun meteorite, Tissint meteorite, Yamato 000593, Northwest Africa 7034
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Oileán Ruaidh (Mars rock)

Oileán Ruaidh (Mars rock)
A picture of the rock taken by Opportunity rover while it was 31 meters away from the rock.
Type Iron meteorite
Found date 2010-09

A close-up of the meteorite (September 24, 2010).

Oileán Ruaidh (pronounced "ill-lawn roo-ah") is a rock discovered on Mars in September 2010 by the Opportunity rover. It is a 45 centimeter wide dark rock thus it is thought to be an iron meteorite. It was given the name Oileán Ruaidh after the Irish language name of Oileán Ruaidh island in County Donegal in Ireland.

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External links

  • Mars Rover Opportunity Approaching Possible Meteorite
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