Meeting Abstract

Meteorites on Mars: Implications from Three Probably Paired Meteorite Candidates at Meridiani Planum

Citation

Schröder C, Ashley JW, Fleischer I, Gellert R, Klingelhöfer G & de Souza Jr PA (2009) Meteorites on Mars: Implications from Three Probably Paired Meteorite Candidates at Meridiani Planum. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44 (S7), pp. A188-A188. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1945-5100.2009.tb01099.x

Abstract
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity has come across several possible meteorites, among them the only officially recognized meteorite on another planet, the IAB iron meteorite Meridiani Planum. Three meteorite candidate rocks investigated by Opportunity - informally dubbed Barberton, Santa Catarina, and Santorini by the MER team - have very similar chemical and mineralogical compositions and are probably paired . We discuss the implications for the Meridiani Planum terrain.

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Output Type: Meeting Abstract

Journal
Meteoritics and Planetary Science: Volume 44, Issue S7

StatusPublished
Publication date31/07/2009
ISSN1086-9379