Meteorite name: Sayh al Uhaymir 130
Type: Martian basalt, SNC, shergottite. Paired with SAU 005-008
Country: Oman Desert
Location: 21°00.2’ N 57° 19.1’ E
Date of find: January 11, 2004
Tkw: 278g (four individual stones)
Story on Sayh al Uhaymir 130: Four fullly crusted gray-greenish stones of 278g together were found near to the area of previous finds of Sayh al Uhaymir 005/008/051/060/094. All eleven meteorites seem to be paired.
The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has discovered that a rock dubbed "Bounce" at Meridiani Planum has a very similar mineral composition to the meteorite EETA79001 and likely shares common origins. Bounce itself is thought to have originated outside the area surrounding Opportunity's landing site; an impact or collision likely threw the rock away from its primary home (Courtesy NASA/JSC/JPL).
The meteorite EETA79001, a basalt lava rock nearly indistinguishable from many Earth rocks, provided the first strong proof that meteorites could come from Mars. Originally weighing nearly 8 kilograms (17.6 pounds), it was collected in 1979 in the Elephant Moraine area of Antarctica.