CRISM: Low-calcium pyroxene in Nili Fossae

Although much ofCRISM_FeaturedImages_Compressed the excitement in exploring Mars is linked to past water, the vast majority of the planet’s crust is unaltered igneous rock. And most of that rock is basalt, the most common type of igneous rock, or some variant of it formed by igneous processes that separate minerals. The colors here show…. [More at link]

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