Chloride-Bearing Materials in the Southern Highlands of Mars

  title={Chloride-Bearing Materials in the Southern Highlands of Mars},
  author={Mikki M. Osterloo and Victoria E. Hamilton and Joshua L. Bandfield and Timothy D. Glotch and Alice M. Baldridge and Philip R. Christensen and Livio L. Tornabene and F Scott Anderson},
  pages={1651 - 1654}
Chlorides commonly precipitate during the evaporation of surface water or groundwater and during volcanic outgassing. Spectrally distinct surface deposits consistent with chloride-bearing materials have been identified and mapped using data from the 2001 Mars Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System. These deposits are found throughout regions of low albedo in the southern highlands of Mars. Geomorphologic evidence from orbiting imagery reveals these deposits to be light-toned relative to their… 
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