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Field Museum gets new green meteorite

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CHICAGO (AP) - The latest addition to the Field Museumís meteorite collection is a bright green specimen from southern Morocco.

The Field Museum says meteorites are usually black or grey, thatís why this one is different. Itís more gem-like.

It was found in early 2012 and museum officials say it likely came from an asteroid in the space between Mars and Jupiter.

Scientists with the museum say it will let them better study the diversity of planets in the Earthís solar system.

A private collector donated the specimen.



Posted 1/14/2014