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Highlights and Breakthroughs. Clays are messy—also on Mars

Javier Cuadros
From the journal American Mineralogist


The Curiosity rover on Mars, landed in 2012, is capable of mineralogical investigation using X‑ray diffraction, complementing the abundant infrared remote sensing data already available on clay minerals. We can, however, expect that the in situ X‑ray diffraction information will convey a more complex picture than that inferred from infrared spectroscopy alone.

CheMin has landed.

Received: 2014-10-22
Accepted: 2014-10-29
Published Online: 2015-4-3
Published in Print: 2015-4-1

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