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Can Low Water/Rock Hydrothermal Alteration of Impact Materials Explain the Rock Component of the Martian Soil?The martian regolith is a globally homogenized product of chemical and aeolian weathering processes. The soil is thought to consist of a rock component, with lesser amounts of mobile elements (Ca, Na, and K) than a presumed protolith, and a salt or mobile element component enriched in sulfur and chlorine. In this study we consider the contributions of hydrothermal processes to the origin of the rock component of the martian soil.
Document ID
20030111233
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Nelson, M. J. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Newsom, H. E. (New Mexico Univ. Albuquerque, NM, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-8804
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-10143
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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