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Volcanism and Impact: What Was the Timing of Events?
Studies of the chronology of martian meteorites can distinguish various events in the history of the meteorites and give ground truth to Martian geology. This article discusses the use of radiogenic isotope dating to distinguish impact ages, establish exposure ages, define ejection times of meteorites from Mars, and establish terrestrial ages, which begin with the arrival of the meteorites on Earth. Features include text, a graph, remote sensing images, and links to other relevant topics.
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Imagery - remotely sensed
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
Subject:
  • Geological Sciences:
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
  • Space science
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DLESE Catalog ID: NASA-Edmall-2767
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Eileen Stansbery
NASA Johnson Space Center