The Composition of Martian Surface Materials: Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer Observations
The MGS TES has detected crystalline hematite within a localized zone ~300 km in diameter near ~0N, ~5o W. Low albedo surfaces indicate the presence of basaltic materials; the spectra are best fit by a mixture of pyroxene, plagioclase, +-olivine.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 1999