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Constraints on Martian Chronology from Meteorites

Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA
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Geosciences 2020, 10(11), 455; https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10110455
Received: 16 September 2020 / Revised: 5 November 2020 / Accepted: 10 November 2020 / Published: 12 November 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Martian Meteorites and Mars Exploration)
Martian meteorites provide the only direct constraints on the timing of Martian accretion, core formation, magmatic differentiation, and ongoing volcanism. While many radiogenic isotope chronometers have been applied to a wide variety of Martian samples, few, if any, techniques are immune to secondary effects from alteration and terrestrial weathering. This short review focuses on the most robust geochronometers that have been used to date Martian meteorites and geochemically model the differentiation of the planet, including 147Sm/143Nd, 146Sm/142Nd, 176Lu/176Hf, 182Hf/182W, and U-Th-Pb systematics. View Full-Text
Keywords: Mars; geochemistry; radiogenic isotopes; geochronology Mars; geochemistry; radiogenic isotopes; geochronology
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Váci, Z.; Agee, C. Constraints on Martian Chronology from Meteorites. Geosciences 2020, 10, 455. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences10110455

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