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: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
Topics: Solid Earth:Petrology, Solar system:Mars:Volcanology/Petrology, Martian Meteorites, Solid Earth:Petrology:Volcanology, Igneous Processes, Solar system:Mars, Solid Earth:Mineralogy
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Mineralogy, Planetary Science, Petrology