Mineralogy, Abundance, and Hydration State of Sulfates and Chlorides at the Mars Pathfinder Landing Site
Mass balance and thermodynamic calculations show that weathering crusts and rocks coatings at the MP landing site could be enriched in anhydrous Na sulfate, and soil is rich in hydrated MgSO_4. Chlorine could be present in NaCl and/or hydrated MgCl_2.
Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
- Pub Date:
- March 2004