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On this map of Mars, spectrometers on spacecraft orbiting Mars have detected clay minerals (green) and hydrated minerals -- clays, sulfates and others (blue).
On this map of Mars, spectrometers on spacecraft orbiting Mars have detected clay minerals (green) and hydrated minerals -- clays, sulfates and others (blue).

Regions of Mars with Clays and Hydrated Minerals Identified from Orbit

On this map of Mars, spectrometers on spacecraft orbiting Mars have detected clay minerals (green) and hydrated minerals -- clays, sulfates and others (blue).

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Express (MEX), Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Altimeter, Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM), Visible and Infrared Mineralogical Mapping Spectrometer
Instrument: Mars Express (MEX), Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
ID#: PIA13703
Added: 2010-12-16

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Regions of Mars with Clays and Hydrated Minerals Identified from Orbit

On this map of Mars, spectrometers on spacecraft orbiting Mars have detected clay minerals (green) and hydrated minerals -- clays, sulfates and others (blue).

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NASA's CRISM onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' seasonal caps consist of frozen carbon dioxide mixed with smaller amounts of water ice frost and dust.
NASA's CRISM onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' seasonal caps consist of frozen carbon dioxide mixed with smaller amounts of water ice frost and dust.

Carbon-Dioxide Frost Settling from Seasonal Outbursts on Mars (Movie)

NASA's CRISM onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' seasonal caps consist of frozen carbon dioxide mixed with smaller amounts of water ice frost and dust.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
Instrument: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
ID#: PIA10137
Added: 2007-12-11

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Carbon-Dioxide Frost Settling from Seasonal Outbursts on Mars (Movie)

NASA's CRISM onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter shows Mars' seasonal caps consist of frozen carbon dioxide mixed with smaller amounts of water ice frost and dust.

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The CRISM, a mineral mapping instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, began observing Mars after its lens cover was opened on Sept. 27, 2006.
The CRISM, a mineral mapping instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, began observing Mars after its lens cover was opened on Sept. 27, 2006.

New Spectrometer Begins its Global Map of Mars

The CRISM, a mineral mapping instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, began observing Mars after its lens cover was opened on Sept. 27, 2006.

Target: Mars
Mission: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
Spacecraft: Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM)
Instrument: Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO)
ID#: PIA08788
Added: 2006-09-29

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New Spectrometer Begins its Global Map of Mars

The CRISM, a mineral mapping instrument on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, began observing Mars after its lens cover was opened on Sept. 27, 2006.

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