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Identification of hydrated silicate minerals on Mars using MRO-CRISM: Geologic context near Nili Fossae and implications for aqueous alteration

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Identification of hydrated silicate minerals on Mars using MRO-CRISM: Geologic context near Nili Fossae and implications for aqueous alteration; 2009; Article; Journal; Journal of Geophysical Research E: Planets; Ehlmann, B. L.; Mustard, J. F.; Swayze, G. A.; Clark, R. N.; Bishop, J. L.; Poulet, F.; Des, Marais, D. J.; Roach, L. H.; Milliken, R. E.; Wray, J. J.; Barnouin-Jha, O.; Murchie, S. L.

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The Noachian terrain west of the Isidis basin hosts a diverse collection of alteration minerals in rocks comprising varied geomorphic units within a 100,000 km2 region in and near the Nili Fossae. Prior investigations in this region by the Observatoire pour l'Min??ralogie, l'Eau, les Glaces, et l'Activit?? (OMEGA) instrument on Mars Express revealed large exposures of both mafic minerals and iron magnesium phyllosilicates in stratigraphic context. Expanding on the discoveries of OMEGA, the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) has found more spatially widespread and mineralogically diverse alteration minerals than previously realized, which represent multiple aqueous [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1029/2009JE003339
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