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Lecture by Dr. Paul Warren
University of California, Los Angeles
Martian meteorites are key sources of information about the Red Planet, especially its volcanic history. Ar and N isotopic ratios show the martian connection. Even though there are fewer martian meteorites (about 110) than lunar meteorites (140), the tally for meteorite falls is 5 martians to zero lunars. Rovers have analyzed a few meteorites among the cobbles on the martian surface.