Current Research in EEPS: Dr. Arya Udry, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
What can we learn from Martian samples?
Rovers and orbiters have allowed us to better understand Mars surficial and other geological processes. Martian meteorites, which are our only samples from this planet, can help constraining magmatic processes that occurred on Mars through precise and accurate Earth-based analyses. Although only 176 meteorites from Mars have been recovered, they have helped us unravel the martian crust and mantle using classic petrological analyses.