The surface of our mysterious neighbor Mars has been watched since early history. We have sent
probes to the red planet but have not returned a single Mars rock. Only a tiny few meteorites have
been discovered that appear to have been blasted off Mars before finding their way to Earth.
If the theory of their origin is correct, these are the only real Mars rock samples available.
This set presents 7 samples of rocks and minerals from Earth that are matched with the same types of
rocks and minerals on Mars, known from spacecraft data. Students can now use these Earth
analogues to study Mars in a more understandable way!
The samples are presented in a 5 inch by 7.5 inch snap-close plastic display case and include a
4-page information sheet.
(For the hand sample version of this collection - see the Mars Boxed Study Set.)