Trace Element Geochemistry of New Nakhlites from the Antarctic and the Saharan Desert : Further Constraints on Nakhlite Petrogenesis on Mars

@inproceedings{Wadhwa2003TraceEG,
  title={Trace Element Geochemistry of New Nakhlites from the Antarctic and the Saharan Desert : Further Constraints on Nakhlite Petrogenesis on Mars},
  author={Meenakshi Wadhwa and G. Crozaz},
  year={2003}
}
Introduction: Although numerous new meteorites of purported martian origin have been found in recent years, most of these have been classified as belonging to the shergottite type. In fact, of the approximately two dozen meteorites thought to have originated on Mars, ~70% are shergottite basalts. Therefore, the recent finds of two paired nakhlites from the Antarctic (Y000593 and Y000749) [1] and another two from the Sahara (NWA 817 and NWA 998) [2, 3] have doubled the number of martian… CONTINUE READING

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