Meteorites from Mars, Rocks from Canada

Rachel C. Friedman, Planetary Science Research Discoveries, University of Hawaii

This site from the University of Hawaii's Planetary Science Research Discoveries compares rocks from Theo's flow, an unusually thick lava flow in Ontario, to nakhlites, meteorites from Mars. The author believes that the geochemical and petrologic similarities between the meteorites and rocks from the center of this flow demonstrate that nakhlites could have been derived from an extrusive lava flow on Mars. Photographs and diagrams help illustrate the concepts and the text has embedded links to a glossary of terms.

Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Volcanology/Petrology, Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science:Mars, Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Volcanology, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Topics: Solar system:Mars:Martian Meteorites, Volcanology/Petrology, Solid Earth:Petrology, Petrology:Volcanology, Solid Earth:Mineralogy, Petrology:Igneous Processes, Solar system:Mars