Meteorites from Mars, Rocks from Canada
http://www.psrd.hawaii.edu/Dec96/Nakhlites.html

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