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Mars rock hits KMi's new Virtual Microscope

Peter Whalley, Friday 10 October 2008 | Annotate
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Images derived from a Martian meteorite have recently been added to the prototype virtual microscope developed by KMi researchers Jon Linney & Chris Valentine. This latest web-based version of a petrological microscope has been developed in collaborated with the departments of Earth and Environmental Sciences and LTS. The final course version is being developed by LTS and is due to be used on the Open University course S276 in 2010. The thin section from the Martian meteorite is part of the research of Dr Mahesh Anand of the OU's Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR) and the images were processed by Dr Andy Tindle of Earth and Environmental Sciences. For more information about the project contact Dr Peter Whalley,

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