Shock effects in new Martian olivine basalt Northwest Africa 10416: distinct from shergottites but akin Northwest Africa 8159
Martian meteorites record a range of shock effects associated with hypervelocity impact events on their parent body. The purpose of this study is to characterize shock deformation and transformation effects within and adjacent to shock veins in NWA 10416 and in non-veined regions of the host rock. New phases produced by shock, through crystallization or solid-state transfromation, can be used to estimate the shock pressure and the duration of the shock pulse to better understand the impact processes experienced by this sample.
Presented on March 21-25, 2016 at the 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference held at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center in The Woodlands, Texas.
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