[meteorite-list] Mystery Spheres on Mars Finally Identified

From: mark ford <markf_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:51 2004
Message-ID: <6CE3EEEFE92F4B4085B0E086B2941B31014497_at_s-southern01.s-southern.com>

Just a thought, but couldn't the spherules have been formed by slow
boiling water from a cometry impact containing water & iron/minerals? -
Since the atmospheric pressure is very low (and likely has been pretty
thin through most of mars history) any standing water from say a big
comet impact would have begun to boil would it not? - thereby forming
iron rich spherical minerals...

Anyone fancy boiling a large chunk of tagish lake in water to test the
theory? :)

Mark Ford

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