Visible and Near-Infrared (VNIR) Spectral Survey of Martian Meteorites

Stored at the National Institute of Polar Research (NIPR)

 

This is a compilation of photographs and VNIR reflectance spectral data of Martian meteorites stored at NIPR measured while Takahiro Hiroi was a visiting professor at NIPR during the summer of 2010.  The project was later funded by the Japanese Government grant (JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 24540493).  The detailed results were published as:

T. Hiroi, H. Kaiden, K. Misawa, T. Niihara, H. Kojima, S. Sasaki (2011) Visible and near-infrared spectral survey of Martian meteorites stored at the National Institute of Polar Research.  Polar Sci. 5, 337-344.

 

1.  List of Examined Martian Meteorite Samples and Measured Spots

 

Meteorite Name

Classification

Pairing

Parent Rock Weight (g)

Subsample No.

Measured Spots

ALH77005

Lherzolitic shergottite

 

212.45

86

A, B

Y793605

Lherzolitic shergottite

 

16.084

3

A, B

Y980459

Olivine-phyric basalt

 

82.46

12

A

Y980497

Olivine-phyric basalt

Y980459

8.713

42

A

Y984028

Lherzolitic shergottite

Y000027

12.342

 

 

Y000027

Lherzolitic shergottite

 

9.685

20

A

Y000047

Lherzolitic shergottite

Y000027

5.345

 

 

Y000097

Lherzolitic shergottite

Y000027

24.484

 

 

Y000593

Nakhlite

 

13713

15

A

Y000749

Nakhlite

Y000593

1283

 

 

Y000802

Nakhlite

Y000593

22

 

 

Nakhla

Nakhlite

 

 

BM1913,26

A

 

2.  Photographs of Measured Spots (Each spot is about 2x3 mm in size)

 

 

3.  VNIR Reflectance Spectra of Measured Spots

 

You can download the spectral data in Excel format or Comma-separated format.