Mars: a new core-crystallization regime.

  title={Mars: a new core-crystallization regime.},
  author={Andrew J Stewart and Max W. Schmidt and Wim van Westrenen and Christian Liebske},
  volume={316 5829},
The evolution of the martian core is widely assumed to mirror the characteristics observed for Earth's core. Data from experiments performed on iron-sulfur and iron-nickel-sulfur systems at pressures corresponding to the center of Mars indicate that its core is presently completely liquid and that it will not form an outwardly crystallizing iron-rich inner core, as does Earth. Instead, planetary cooling will lead to core crystallization following either a "snowing-core" model, whereby iron-rich… CONTINUE READING

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