Mars Carbonates

Posted by
Planko on Jan 10, 2004 at 12:34

"'We came looking for carbonates. We have them. We're going to chase them,' said Dr. Phil Christensen of Arizona State University, Tempe, leader of the Mini-TES team. Previous infrared readings from Mars orbit have revealed a low concentration of carbonates distributed globally. Christensen has interpreted that as the result of dust interaction with atmospheric water. First indications are that the carbonate concentration near Spirit may be higher than the Mars global average."

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