Occasionally, meteorites strike the planet Mars with enough force to throw pieces of the planet out into space. Against all odds, some of those fragments have traveled through space and impacted our own planet.
How do we get Mars dust? Like sawdust produced when a wood is sawn, martian meteorites produce “Mars dust” when a larger specimen is cut into slices in the lab. We collect this precious material and have added it to the ink used to screen print our Mars t-shirts. That’s right; your Mars shirt contains actual dust from a meteorite carried here all the way from the Red Planet!