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Clays quickly cooked in early Mars steambath

New research suggests that the bulk of clay minerals on Mars could have been formed as the planet’s crust cooled and solidified, not by later interactions with water on the surface as has long been assumed. (…) There are thousands … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Touch of basalt

A touch of basalt. The enhanced blue color (not as we would see it if we were there) often indicates a basaltic (volcanic) origin. Beautiful Mars series.

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