Phyllosilicates on Mars and implications for early martian climate

@article{Poulet2005PhyllosilicatesOM,
  title={Phyllosilicates on Mars and implications for early martian climate},
  author={François Poulet and J. P. Bibring and John F. Mustard and Aline Gendrin and Nicolas Mangold and Y. Langevin and Raymond E. Arvidson and B. Gondet and Cécile Gomez},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={438},
  pages={623-627}
}
The recent identification of large deposits of sulphates by remote sensing and in situ observations has been considered evidence of the past presence of liquid water on Mars. Here we report the unambiguous detection of diverse phyllosilicates, a family of aqueous alteration products, on the basis of observations by the OMEGA imaging spectrometer on board the Mars Express spacecraft. These minerals are mainly associated with Noachian outcrops, which is consistent with an early active… Expand
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