Martian (nakhlite) Meteorite Classification

Class Description

A “Martian (nakhlite)” is a type of meteorite that originated from Mars. Nakhlites are a specific type of Martian meteorite, known for their composition, which includes clinopyroxenites or wehrlites formed as cumulate rocks. They are named after the Nakhla meteorite that fell in Egypt in 1911 and provide valuable insights into Mars’ geology.

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