The origin of Martian basalts elucidated

Posted on August 15, 2017

PhD student Jannatul Ferdous and TIMS lab director Alan Brandon date the Martian meteorite NWA 856 and propose a sole mantle origin with no crustal contamination for a group of Martian basalts, the enriched shergottite meteorites. Their new paper is published in Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Source: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016703717303174

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