News tagged with martian crust

First meteorite linked to Martian crust

After extensive analyses by a team of scientists led by Carl Agee at the University of New Mexico, researchers have identified a new class of Martian meteorite that likely originated from the Mars's crust. ...

Jan 03, 2013
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Mars Express sees deep fractures on Mars

Newly released images from ESA's Mars Express show Nili Fossae, a system of deep fractures around the giant Isidis impact basin. Some of these incisions into the martian crust are up to 500 m deep and probably ...

May 06, 2011
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NASA instrument gets close-up on Mars rocks

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, will carry a next generation, onboard "chemical element reader" to measure the chemical ingredients in Martian rocks and soil. The instrument ...

Feb 21, 2011
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Distal Rampart of Crater in Chryse Planitia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Impact craters on Mars are kind of neat. Many of them look very different than impact craters seen on Earth's moon or Mercury. Fresh lunar and Mercurian craters have ejecta blankets that look ...

Nov 13, 2009
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