[meteorite-list] Mystery Spheres on Mars Finally Identified

From: stan . <laser_maniac_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:51 2004
Message-ID: <Law10-F25GX3C9uveD3000204aa_at_hotmail.com>

at low temperture and pressure water tends to sublime, ie change directly to
the gas phase from a solid, as opposed to melt, then boil away, so unless
the water was liquified by impact, a comet wouldnt be a good source of free
liquid water on mars..

>From: "mark ford" <markf_at_ssl.gb.com>
>To: <meteorite-list_at_meteoritecentral.com>
>Subject: RE: [meteorite-list] Mystery Spheres on Mars Finally Identified
>Date: Thu, 18 Mar 2004 17:05:27 -0000
>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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>From: Ron Baalke [mailto:baalke_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov]
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