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Field Museum receives green meteorite

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Green meteorite. (Photo courtesy of the Field Museum) Green meteorite. (Photo courtesy of the Field Museum)
CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

The Field Museum received a new, rare meteorite to add to its collection on Tuesday.

While most meteorites often resemble black or grey rock, this meteorite is bright green in color and looks more like a gem.

Scientists at the Field Museum said the most exciting fact is that the chemical composition differs greatly from other specimens, and by studying the specimen they may find out more about the Earth's solar system.

Museum officials said the specimen, which was donated by a private collector, is from southern Morocco.

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