Martian Meteorites Record Surface Temperatures on Mars

G. Jeffrey Taylor, Planetary Science Research Discoveries, University of Hawaii

This site from Planetary Science Research Discoveries at the University of Hawaii uses recent research on using the ages of Martian meteorites to explore the history of surface temperature on Mars. Results of geochemical analyses from two very different meteorites indicate that Mars has experienced only very brief warm, wet periods during the past 4 billion years. Photographs, satellite images, thin sections, and graphs help illustrate the research.

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Martian Meteorites, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Solar system:Mars:Atmosphere/Climate, Solar system:Mars, Mars:Martian Meteorites, Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Geochemical Analysis, Climate