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Thursday, 19 July 2012

Martian meteorites suggest Mars is wetter than previously thought

Martian meteorites suggest Mars is wetter than previously thought

Does Mars' interior hold huge reservoirs of water?
Martian meteorites say yes. (+video) (Some parts
of Mars' interior are as wet as that of Earth, a new
study finds.) Christian Science Monitor, June 25, 2012
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0625/Does-Mars-interior-hold-huge-reservoirs-of-water-Martian-meteorites-say-yes.-video

Martian meteorites suggest Mars is wetter than
previously thought, Brunsen Burner Blog, June 24, 2012
http://www.thebunsenburner.com/news/martian-meteorites-suggest-mars-is-wetter-than-previously-thought/

Mars Has "Oceans" of Water Inside? (And volcanoes
flooded early Mars with H2O, meteorite study hints.)
National Geographic News, June 26, 2012
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/06/120626-mars-water-mantle-oceans-meteorites-space-science/

The paper is:

McCubbin, F. M., E. H. Hauri, S. M. Elardo, K. E.
Vander Kaaden, J. Wang, and C. K. Shearer Jr.,
2012, Hydrous melting of the martian mantle
produced both depleted and enriched
shergottites. Geology. First published online
June 15, 2012, doi: 10.1130/G33242.1
http://geology.gsapubs.org/content/early/2012/06/15/G33242.1.abstract

Best wishes,

Paul H.