Frontiers in Mars Sample Chronology

24–25 March 2021

Determining the absolute ages of Mars samples is a key objective for current and future Mars exploration. Recent work on martian meteorites has pushed the analytical envelope in Mars sample geochronology; this work informs future plans for the geochronology of samples returned to Earth through Mars Sample Return, an effort that starts with the collection and caching of samples by the NASA Mars 2020 Mission. The goal of this workshop is to review recent results; identify and elaborate on the frontiers in spatial and isotopic resolution, and minimum sample mass; and consider advances that will be required to optimize the geochronology of future samples of Mars.

Register and upload your abstract (abstract template here) at the bottom of this page. The abstract submission deadline is Friday 5th March 2021. There is no charge but pre-registration is required for this event.

Supported by: The Mineralogical Society of Great Britain and Ireland; The Meteoritical Society


James Darling, University of Portsmouth
Christopher Herd, University of Alberta