Curiosity Finds Evidence for Continental Crust on Early Mars

According to a team headed by Dr Violaine Sautter from the National Museum of Natural History in Paris, France, Martian crustal components bear a strong resemblance to tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorites, rocks that predominated in Earth’s continental crust more than 2.5 billion years ago. “Mars has been viewed as an almost entirely basaltic planet, with igneous rocks that [...] —> Read More