Martian Gases in an Antarctic Meteorite?

  title={Martian Gases in an Antarctic Meteorite?},
  author={Donald D. Bogard and P. Johnson},
  pages={651 - 654}
Significant abundances of trapped argon, krypton, and xenon have been measured in shock-altered phases of the achondritic meteorite Elephant Moraine 79001 from Antarctica. The relative elemental abundances, the high ratios of argon-40 to argon-36 (≥ 2000), and the high ratios of xenon-129 to xenon-132 (≥ 2.0) of the trapped gas more closely resemble Viking data for the martian atmosphere than data for noble gas components typically found in meteorites. These findings support earlier suggestions… 
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