By studying these literal chunks of Mars, scientists are learning more about the Red Planet’s deep interior and impact history.
Seismic signals detected by the InSight lander show that the planet’s lower mantle may be less homogenous than previous models have suggested.
The discovery of tiny crystals of the iron-rich hydroxychloride kuliginite in New Caledonia provides new insights into the hydrogen production from mantle rocks and saline water.
Models show that several puzzling features about Ceres’ topography, gravity anomalies, and crater size distribution may be explained by asymmetric hemispherical convection due to radiogenic heating.
Analysis of the Chassigny meteorite suggests the planet acquired most of its interior volatiles from meteorites, not from the solar nebula.
The first seismic observations from Mars significantly reduce uncertainty in estimates of the Red Planet’s crustal structure.
Planetary rings can act as seismometers that respond to changes deep within a planet.
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A new analysis strategy sheds new light on the electrical conductivity of the lunar mantle between 300 and 900 km depth.
Meteorite isotopes, meteorite paleomagnetics, and planet formation models collectively show Jupiter formation via first slow then fast collection of material by core accretion in <5 million years.