Observation and analysis of in situ carbonaceous matter in Nakhla: Part I

McKay, D. S.; Clemett, S. J.; Thomas-Keprta, K. L.; Wentworth, S. J.; Gibson Jr., E. K.; Robert, F.; Verchovsky, A. B.; Pillinger, C. T.; Rice, T. and Van Leer, B. (2006). Observation and analysis of in situ carbonaceous matter in Nakhla: Part I. In: 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 13-17 Mar 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.

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Abstract

New analyses of indigenous secondary material in the martian meteorite Nakhla reveal amorphous carbon-rich veins and dendrites. The texture and chemistry of this material resembles that of biogenically altered sub-ocean basaltic glasses.

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