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Tissint

Martian, shergottite
Witnessed fall in Oued Drâa valley, Morocco, July 2011

Tissint is the rarest of the rare; a witnessed Martian meteorite fall from Morocco. At 2 am local time on July 18, 2011, witnesses east of Tata, Morocco reported seeing a green fireball, at first yellow in color, illuminating the area split into two parts. Two sonic booms accompanied the visual phenomenon, alerting nomads in the vicinity of what they would later find: fresh, fusion-crusted stone meteorites. Stones of varying sizes were recovered in the El Ga’ïdat plateau and the El Aglâb Mountains, with the largest being an impressive 987 grams.

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