Core Formation and Mantle Differentiation on Mars

@article{Mezger2013CoreFA,
  title={Core Formation and Mantle Differentiation on Mars},
  author={Klaus Mezger and Vinciane Debaille and Thorsten Kleine},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  year={2013},
  volume={174},
  pages={27-48}
}
Geochemical investigation of Martian meteorites (SNC meteorites) yields important constraints on the chemical and geodynamical evolution of Mars. These samples may not be representative of the whole of Mars; however, they provide constraints on the early differentiation processes on Mars. The bulk composition of Martian samples implies the presence of a metallic core that formed concurrently as the planet accreted. The strong depletion of highly siderophile elements in the Martian mantle is… Expand

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