Clues from Martian meteorites for the evolution of CO2 and H2O on Mars

UK Centre for Astrobiology seminar

Clues from Martian meteorites for the evolution of CO2 and H2O on Mars

Event details

Models suggest that during the Noachian (4.1-3.7 Ga), Mars may have had a thick CO2-rich atmosphere and surface water. Here we report our findings from the Martian nakhlite meteorites which identify the first direct evidence of a CO2 sequestration mechanism on Mars, the timescale of water-rock interaction and the history of water during the late Amazonian (<700 Ma).

Tea and coffee will be available after the seminar.

The astrobiology seminar series is run by the UK Centre for Astrobiology based in the School of Physics & Astronomy. Astrobiology is a multi-disciplinary subject and the seminar series actively encourages attendance by undergraduates, postgraduates and academic staff from other departments..

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