ALH 84001

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August 19, 2022

ALH 84001 (full name Allan Hills 84001) is a meteorite discovered in Allan Hills, Antarctica in 1984 by the US Meteorite Hunter team of the ANSMET en:ANSMET project. Mars SNCs (shergottite, nakhlite, chassignite), ALH 84001 are estimated to be from Mars. The mass at the meteorite's discovery site weighed 1.93 kg, but made headlines around the world in 1996 when scientists A very small fossil of Martian bacteria appears in the meteorite.

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Possible Life Styles

On August 6, 1996, the meteorite ALH 84001 made headlines when it was announced that the remains of Martian life had been discovered in the academic journal. "Science" by Dr. David Mackay of NASA from scanning with an electron microscope A structure has been found that shows the fossilized remains of bacteria. The structures found in meteorite ALH 84001 have a diameter of 20-100 nm, the size of a theoretical nanobacteria. but smaller than all single-celled organisms that have been discovered. If this fossil structure were of real life, it would be solid evidence that non-contaminated extraterrestrial beings were real, heralding the possibility of life. This outer world caused widespread controversy. thus opening the way for more interest in exploring Mars. The announcement of the discovery has led to speculations that the meteorite is real evidence that extraterrestrial life exists. Even President Bill Clinton also got