Axel Schmitt and his team determine the age of Martian meteorites

Posted on July 26, 2013

In articles in Nature and Science Daily, a team of researchers, including ESS professor Axel Schmitt, reports on the results of their analysis of a basaltic Martian meteorite. They confirm the presence of ancient, non-convecting mantle beneath young volcanic Mars, place an upper bound on the interplanetary travel time of the ejected Martian crust, and validate a new approach to the geochronology of the inner Solar System.