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Sunday, 13 November 2016

Meteorites reveal lasting drought on Mars

Meteorites reveal lasting drought on Mars

Mars' Mega-Drought Revealed in Meteorite Rust 
NASA's Mars rover Opportunity has been used to measure the weathering of meteorites on the Red Planet, revealing just how little water there is on the surface. Space, November 11, 2016
http://www.seeker.com/mars-meteorite-water-opportunity-rover-habitability-astrobiology-2089821823.html

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/31680/20161112/meteorites-mars-suggest-super-drought-wiped-out-alien-life.htm

The paper is:
Schröder, C., P. A. Bland, M. P. Golombek, J. W. Ashley, N. H. Warner, and J. A. Grant, 2016a, Amazonian chemical weathering rate derived from stony meteorite finds at Meridiani Planum on Mars. Nature Communications, 2016; 7: 13459 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms13459
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13459
Schröder, C., P. A. Bland, M. P. Golombek, J. W. Ashley, N. H. Warner, and J. A. Grant, 2016b, Late-Amazonian chemical weathering rate for Meridiani Planum, Mars, derived from candidate stony meteorite finds. 79th Annual Meeting of the Meteoritical Society (2016)
http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/lpsc2015/eposter/2354.pdf
http://www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2016/pdf/6529.pdf
Schröder, C., P. and others, nd, Properties and distribution of paired candidate stony meteorites at Meridiani Planum, Mars
https://home.dtm.ciw.edu/users/lrn/preprints/schroeder2010.pdf
Yours,
Paul H.

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