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#51 2015-12-15 22:30:54

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Re: Potential Resources of Mars

Study finds evidence for more recent clay formation on Mars

mars-ritchey-crate-impact-melt-deposits-containing-clay-minerals-lg.jpg

Ritchey Crater, located near the Martian equator, has impact melt deposits containing clay minerals. Impact melt forms when rock melted during an impact cools and hardens. The clay minerals found within these deposits are very likely to have formed after the impact event. Most clay minerals on Mars are thought to have formed during the earliest Martian epoch, known as the Noachian. However, evidence from Ritchey crater and other post-Noachian craters, suggests that clay formation after the Noachian was not uncommon.

more sand dunes http://www.marsdaily.com/

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#52 2015-12-16 23:17:08

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#53 2022-06-28 04:58:22

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Re: Potential Resources of Mars

Scientists using data from NASA’s Curiosity rover measured the total organic carbon – a key component in the molecules of life
https://mars.nasa.gov/news/9214/nasas-c … /?site=msl
“Total organic carbon is one of several measurements [or indices] that help us understand how much material is available as feedstock for prebiotic chemistry and potentially biology,” said Jennifer Stern of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. “We found at least 200 to 273 parts per million of organic carbon. This is comparable to or even more than the amount found in rocks in very low-life places on Earth, such as parts of the Atacama Desert in South America, and more than has been detected in Mars meteorites

Chinese findings on Mars suggest water existed for longer on planet's surface
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/scien … 022-05-12/

Faults with minerals?
https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration … _tectonics
Tantalus Fossae faults are a great example of a surface feature known as grabens; each trench formed as two parallel faults opened up, causing the rock between to drop down into the resulting void.

NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, or MRO, has been mapping minerals on the Red Planet for 16 years, with its Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM.
https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-mars … lored-maps
'One last map will be released within the year, covering visible wavelengths and focusing only on iron-bearing minerals; this will have twice the spatial resolution of the latest map.'

also a discussion here
Ore resources on Mars
https://newmars.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=7579

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#54 2022-08-24 17:48:59

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Re: Potential Resources of Mars

New water map of Mars will prove invaluable for future exploration

https://www.esa.int/Science_Exploration … xploration

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