[meteorite-list] Fwd: Tuesday _at_ 7pm: Carl Agee on a New Unique Meteorite from Mars

From: Carl Agee <agee_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:11:16 -0600
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From: Adrian Brown <abrown at seti.org>
Date: Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 5:17 PM
Subject: Tuesday _at_ 7pm: Carl Agee on a New Unique Meteorite from Mars
To: colloquium at seti.org

Please join us next Tuesday at 7pm for a free public talk at the SETI
Institute Headquarters
at 189 Bernardo Ave, Mountain View.

If you can't be at the SETI Institute in person, the talk will be broadcast
online and live at the
following link:



Title: "Discovery of a New Unique Water-rich Meteorite from Mars"
Speaker: Carl Agee (University of New Mexico)
When: Tuesday, 12 July 7pm PDT, 2013
Where: Colloquium Room, SETI Headquarters, 189 Bernardo Ave, Mountain
Poster: http://www.seti.org/sites/default/files/csc-July-13.pdf
Live link: https://plus.google.com/events/cmoj8vn4osu4g505hd7djho5dbg



Northwest Africa (NWA) 7034 is a new type of martian meteorite discovered in
in 2011. NWA 7034 aka "Black Beauty", nicknamed for its dark shiny
appearance, contains
ten times more water than other martian meteorites. This combined with its
oxidation state
which is highest among martian meteorites, its anomalous oxygen isotope
values, and its
early Amazonian age, make it an extraordinarily valuable specimen for
surface processes, aqueous alteration, and atmosphere/lithosphere exchange
reactions that
existed on Mars ~2 billion years ago.

Dr. Agee will show that Black Beauty appears to be the first martian
meteorite to match the
surface geochemistry of Mars, as seen by landers and orbiters, and as such,
it has particular
relevance to the current Mars Science Laboratory mission at Gale Crater.


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