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The Distribution of Crystalline Hematite on Mars from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer: Evidence for Liquid Water

Conference: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, At Houston Texas USA, Volume: Abstract 1627, Lunar and Planetary Science XXXI
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ABSTRACT Crystalline hematite on Mars has been mapped using the MGS TES. Two major, and several minor areas of significant accumulation are identified. We favor precipitation models involving Fe-rich water, providing direct mineralogic evidence for large-scale water interactions.

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