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Tuesday, 26 March 2013

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?

LPSC 2013: Do we have a meteorite from Mercury?
by E. Lakdawalla, The Planetary Society, March 21, 2013
http://www.planetary.org/blogs/emily-lakdawalla/2013/03211549-lpsc-hermean-meteorite.html

Greenish rock may be first meteorite from Mercury
Chemical makeup is mostly in line with observations
from Messenger probe, scientists say. NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/50712511/ns/technology_and_science-space/
http://www.universetoday.com/99745/is-this-meteorite-a-piece-of-mercury/

The First-Ever Meteorite from Mercury? {NWA 7325
is a meteorite like no other. Found in Morocco last
year, this clutch of small stones looks to be a near-
perfect geochemical match to the surface of the
innermost planet. Sky and Telescope Magazine
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/news/home/The-First-Ever-Meteorite-from-Mercury-189374981.html

Northwest Africa 7325, Meteoritical Bulletin, no. 101, MAPS 47
http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meteor/metbull.php?code=55627

The paper is:

Irving, A. J., S. M. Kuehner, T. E. Bunch, K. Ziegler, G. Chen,
C. D. K. Herd, R. M. Conrey, and S. Ralew, 2013, Ungrouped
Mafic Achondrite Northwest Africa 7325: A Reduced, Iron-Poor
Cumulate Olivine Gabbro from a Differentiated Planetary
Parent Body. 44th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference,
eld March 18-22, 2013 in The Woodlands, Texas. LPI
Contribution No. 1719, p.2164

PDF file: http://www.lpi.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2013/pdf/2164.pdf
Citation: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2013LPICo1719.2164I

Yours,
Paul H.