Moon, Mars, and meteorites

by P. J. Adams

Publisher: Published by H.M.S.O for the British Geological Survey, Publisher: Cambridge University Press [distributor] in London, New Rochelle, NY

Written in English
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  • Moon,
  • Mars (Planet)


  • Meteorites,
  • Moon -- Surface,
  • Mars (Planet) -- Surface

Edition Notes

Statement[Peter Adams].
ContributionsBritish Geological Survey. Geological Museum.
LC ClassificationsQB591 .A28 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination36 p. :
Number of Pages36
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2304104M
ISBN 100521324149
LC Control Number86178792

The few younger exceptions are igneous rocks that have been ejected from cratering events on the Moon or Mars (and have made their way to Earth). The average age for the most primitive meteorites, calculated using the most accurate values now available for radioactive half-lives, is billion years, with an uncertainty of less than   The surface area of the Moon is about million square kilometers. If we distribute our , musket ball meteorites over that area, we get one musket ball for ever square kilometers. Start studying science chapter Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Search. some rare meteorites originated on the moon or. Mars. Many comets in the Kuiper Belt are the result of. Martian meteorites were formed as asteroids and other space rocks crashed into the Martian surface millions of years ago. These collisions formed craters and sent tons of dust and rocks into the Martian atmosphere. Some collisions were so violent that debris was forced out of Mars’ gravitational field altogether in a process called spallation.

That leaves any Venus meteorites on the Moon as our best, and maybe only way to find out about early Venus, including any biology from those times. That's especially so if they have the organics preserved. For more on this see Search for life from Mars, Venus, or the Earth - on the Moon in Meteorites! below. Meteorites have their origins in the larger bodies of the solar system. They come from asteroids and from the surface of the Moon and Mars. Most meteorites come from asteroids, the remnants of smaller planetary bodies that formed at the same time, and out of the .   Identification of Lunar Material The first kind of information that can be used to identify a meteorite as lunar is that obtained from either hand samples or thin sections. Lunar meteorites can be feldspathic rocks (and including breccias), basalts (and including breccias), and mixed breccias, and each has its own specific textural characteristics.   A study of meteorites suggests that Mars, the Earth and the Moon share a common composition from ‘growing up’ in a unique planetary nursery in the .

  Featuring earth’s largest collection of Mars meteorites, along with a third of all moon rocks extant on our planet, the newly expanded Maine Mineral .   These are meteorites created by other meteorites—by asteroids themselves. Asteroid impacts onto Mars and the Moon blasted these rocks into space, where they drifted for many years before falling on Earth. Out of many thousands of meteorites, only a Author: Andrew Alden. Stone Meteorites from Moon and Mars. Do we really find lunar and martian rocks on the surface of our own planet? The answer is yes, but they are extremely rare. About one hundred different lunar meteorites (lunaites) and approximately thirty Martian meteorites (SNCs) have been discovered on earth, and they all belong to the achondrite group.

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Moon, Mars, and meteorites. London: Published by H.M.S.O for the British Geological Survey ; New Rochelle, NY: Cambridge University Press [distributor], ( printing) (OCoLC) ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Cover title. Imprint from label mounted on back cover.

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