Geologic and mineralogic mapping of Aram Chaos: Evidence for a water-rich history

  title={Geologic and mineralogic mapping of Aram Chaos: Evidence for a water-rich history},
  author={T. Glotch and P. Christensen},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  • T. Glotch, P. Christensen
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • Journal of Geophysical Research
  • [1] The Aram Chaos crater on Mars contains gray, crystalline hematite within a stack of layered sediments. The Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer (MGS-TES) and Odyssey Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) were used in conjunction with data from the MGS Mars Orbital Laser Altimeter (MOLA) and the MGS Mars Orbital Camera (MOC) instruments to investigate the nature of the hematite deposits in Aram Chaos. Superposition relationships indicate that the layered sediments in Aram… CONTINUE READING
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