July 24, 2013

Solving A Martian Meteorite Age Puzzle

By directing energy beams at tiny crystals found in a Martian meteorite, a Western University-led team of geologists has proved that the most common group of meteorites from Mars is almost 4 billion years younger than many scientists had believed — resolving a long-standing puzzle in Martian science and painting a much clearer picture of the Red Planet’s evolution that can now be compared to that of habitable Earth.

Credit: Western University

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