First rock dating experiment performed on Mars

Although researchers have determined the ages of rocks from other planetary bodies, the actual experiments — like analyzing meteorites and moon rocks — have always been done on Earth. Now, for the first time, researchers at Caltech have successfully determined the age of a Martian rock — with experiments performed on Mars. This work could not only help in understanding the geologic history of Mars but also aid in the search for evidence of ancient life there.

Fuente : http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/cio…



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