Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Martian blueberries; Moqui marbles

Abstract

"NASA's twin Mars Exploration Rovers, MER, Spirit and Opportunity, have identified numerous geologic features that hint at a watery past on Mars noted in Malik, 2004. Prominent among these features are the "Martian Blueberries" that occur as spherical hematite (Fe₂O₃) nodules. Hematite formation is facilitated by the presence of water, although there are presently no known sources of free liquid water on Mars. Chan et al., 2004 states that these "blueberries" are also similar to nodules found in the Jurassic aged Navajo Sandstone in Utah. An understanding of the processes controlling the formation of the Utah nodules may thus be key in determining the processes of nodule formation on Mars"--page iii.

Advisor(s)

Wronkiewicz, David J.

Committee Member(s)

Hogan, John Patrick
Mormile, Melanie R.

Department(s)

Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Geology

Publisher

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Fall 2009

Pagination

ix, 88 pages

Geographic Coverage

Navajo Sandstone

Rights

© 2009 Katherine Charlotte Muller, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Geology, Stratigraphic -- Jurassic
Hematite

Thesis Number

T 9579

Print OCLC #

612393498

Electronic OCLC #

465024059

Included in

Geology Commons

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