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Mars Oxidant: Proof of Concept and Quantitative AnalysisTextbooks make us believe that in every silicate mineral, on Earth, Mars and elsewhere, the oxygen anions exist in just one oxidation state, namely 2(-) as in 0(-2). Yet, a surprisingly large fraction of the oxygen anions in rock-forming minerals may exist in a more oxidized form, namely the 1- state, as 0(-) in peroxy. This has far-reaching consequences for understanding the Mars soil oxidant and its biocompatibility.
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Acquisition Source
Ames Research Center
Document Type
Conference Paper
Freund, Friedemann
(NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA United States)
Staple, Aaron
(Stanford Univ. Stanford, CA United States)
Gosling, Paul
(San Jose State Univ. CA United States)
Belisle, Warren
(Lockheed Martin Engineering and Science Services United States)
Date Acquired
August 20, 2013
Publication Date
July 1, 2000
Publication Information
Publication: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration
Issue: Part 1
Subject Category
Lunar And Planetary Science And Exploration
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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