Venus Surface Composition Constrained by Observation and Experiment

  title={Venus Surface Composition Constrained by Observation and Experiment},
  author={Martha S. Gilmore and A. Treiman and J. Helbert and S. Smrekar},
  journal={Space Science Reviews},
  • Martha S. Gilmore, A. Treiman, +1 author S. Smrekar
  • Published 2017
  • Physics
  • Space Science Reviews
  • New observations from the Venus Express spacecraft as well as theoretical and experimental investigation of Venus analogue materials have advanced our understanding of the petrology of Venus melts and the mineralogy of rocks on the surface. The VIRTIS instrument aboard Venus Express provided a map of the southern hemisphere of Venus at ∼1 μm allowing, for the first time, the definition of surface units in terms of their 1 μm emissivity and derived mineralogy. Tessera terrain has lower… CONTINUE READING
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