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Aug. 27: Learn about meteorites from Mars

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Did the recent solar eclipse spark your interest in all things space? The Meteorite Gallery will turn your attention from the moon to Mars with a lecture on martian meteorites. 

The lecture will explore topics concerning meteorites found on both Earth and Mars. Even though more lunar meteorites have been discovered on Earth’s surface, the only meteorites to have been observed while falling are martian. On the surface of our neighbor plantet, rovers have analyzed meteorites found among the cobbled landscape. 

Paul Warren from the Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics at UCLA discusses what martian meteorites tell us about the red planet and its volcanic history.

The lecture will occur at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27 in Geology 3656. The lecture is free and open to the public as part of the Meteorite Gallery Lecture Series.

 

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