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EARLY MARS

Meeting models and mineralogy

Nature Astronomyvolume 2pages190191 (2018) | Download Citation

A new geochemical study shows that short-lived warm and wet episodes during a globally cold early Mars could have formed the clay deposits detected on the Martian surface. This model can reconcile climate models with mineralogical and geomorphological evidence.

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