Recent Arrival , Oct 9th.

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Recent Arrival , Oct 9th.

Unread postby kmcook » Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:23 pm

How are these meteorites assigned a Martian origin?

Why Mars?

Could (any number of small) asteroid approaches have made the deposits?

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Re: Recent Arrival , Oct 9th.

Unread postby comingfrom » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:21 am

Recent Arrival , Oct 9th.

Yes, I wonder the same thing, how they can be so certain.

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Re: Recent Arrival , Oct 9th.

Unread postby Tom In Space » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:30 pm

It'll be down to chemical composition..
of course, they cant be 100% certain that there's not some random mars like stuff from elsewhere, but by what we know of martian geology..? should maybe be Martiology.. ;) and chemistry they can tell if a rock is probably from there.
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