Welcome to Udry research group’s website. Our research program seeks to better constrain the interior composition, magmatic processes, and general evolution of the planet Mars through meteorite and rover data analyses. Our martian studies includes comprehensive petrological analyses of martian samples to mimic the scale of terrestrial geological studies. We also analyze martian rover data to understand the formation of rare martian rocks with felsic compositions. In addition to martian igneous rocks, our group studies the asteroidal enstatite-rich meteorites, including aubrites and enstatite chondrites, which are geochemical analogs to Mercury, to better constrain elemental partitioning at highly reduced conditions.

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