Global Mineralogical and Aqueous Mars History Derived from OMEGA/Mars Express Data

@article{Bibring2006GlobalMA,
  title={Global Mineralogical and Aqueous Mars History Derived from OMEGA/Mars Express Data},
  author={J. P. Bibring and Y. Langevin and John F. Mustard and François Poulet and Raymond E. Arvidson and Aline Gendrin and B. Gondet and Nicolas Mangold and P. C. Pinet and François Forget and Michel Berthé and Cécile Gomez and Denis Jouglet and Alain Soufflot and M. Vincendon and Michel Combes and Pierre Drossart and Thérèse Encrenaz and T Fouchet and Riccardo Merchiorri and Giancarlo Belluci and Francesca Altieri and Vittorio Formisano and F. Capaccioni and Pricilla Cerroni and Angioletta Coradini and Sergio Fonti and Oleg I. Korablev and Volodia Kottsov and Nikolai Ignatiev and Vassili I. Moroz and Dimitri Titov and Ludmilla Zasova and Damien Loiseau and P. C. Pinet and Sylvain Dout{\'e} and Bernard Schmitt and Christophe Sotin and Ernst Hauber and Harald Hoffmann and Ralf Jaumann and Uwe Keller and Raymond E. Arvidson and Thomas C. Duxbury and François Forget and Gerhard Neukum},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312},
  pages={400 - 404}
}
Global mineralogical mapping of Mars by the Observatoire pour la Mineralogie, l'Eau, les Glaces et l'Activité (OMEGA) instrument on the European Space Agency's Mars Express spacecraft provides new information on Mars' geological and climatic history. Phyllosilicates formed by aqueous alteration very early in the planet's history (the “phyllocian” era) are found in the oldest terrains; sulfates were formed in a second era (the “theiikian” era) in an acidic environment. Beginning about 3.5… Expand

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