Sulfates in Martian Layered Terrains: The OMEGA/Mars Express View

@article{Gendrin2005SulfatesIM,
  title={Sulfates in Martian Layered Terrains: The OMEGA/Mars Express View},
  author={A. Gendrin and N. Mangold and J. Bibring and Y. Langevin and B. Gondet and F. Poulet and G. Bonello and C. Quantin and J. Mustard and R. Arvidson and S. Lemou{\'e}lic},
  journal={Science},
  year={2005},
  volume={307},
  pages={1587 - 1591}
}
The OMEGA/Mars Express hyperspectral imager identified hydrated sulfates on light-toned layered terrains on Mars. Outcrops in Valles Marineris, Margaritifer Sinus, and Terra Meridiani show evidence for kieserite, gypsum, and polyhydrated sulfates. This identification has its basis in vibrational absorptions between 1.3 and 2.5 micrometers. These minerals constitute direct records of the past aqueous activity on Mars. 
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