Meteorites from Mars and on Mars

Sunday, August 27, 2017
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm, Geology Building - Room 3656

Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series

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Free and open to the public.


Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences
(310) 825-2015


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Lecture by Dr. Paul Warren.

Martian meteorites are key sources of information about the Red Planet, especially its volcanic history. Ar and N isotopic ratios show the martian connection. Even though there are fewer martian meteorites (about 110) than lunar meteorites (140), the tally for meteorite falls is 5 martians to zero lunars. Rovers have analyzed a few meteorites among the cobbles on the martian surface.