The Surface of Mars: Mineralogy as an Indicator of Water and Environmental Conditions


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Date
Wednesday, July 22 2009 - 10:48 am, PDT
Speaker
Janice Bishop
Affiliation
SETI Institute
Description

The surface mineralogy of Mars provides clues to its geologic history, including aqueous processes. Phyllosilicates and sulfates are key indicators of water on Mars and appear to have occurred in the Noachian and Hesperian, respectively. Dr. Bishop will discuss what we know about Martian mineralogy from orbital and landed missions, meteorites, and terrestrial analog studies.

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