[meteorite-list] Re: Mars Rocks: The Look

From: chris sharp <casper_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 09:48:10 2004
Message-ID: <006401c14e4e$d7724390$6862cacb_at_ringtail>

| Almost certainly SOME ROCK from Eros has made it to the Earth
| sometime... The problem, again, is IDENTIFYING what you see.

Especially when the test for an iron meteorite is "does it respond
to a magnet" and meteorites from Eros probably don't.

Mars soil is supposed to have ~20% iron content. Perhaps most of the "red
dust/soil" comes from the Northern Hemisphere above the dichotomy line.
Leftovers from a BIG meteorite.

"Yogi"- a good example of "The Look"

chris sharp
Received on Sat 06 Oct 2001 06:08:23 AM PDT

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