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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Hydrothermal formation of Clay-Carbonate alteration assemblages in the Nil Fossae region of Mars
Author: Brown, AJ
Hook, SJ
Baldridge, AM
Crowley, JK
Bridges, NT
Thomson, BJ
Marion, GM
de Souza, CR
Bishop, JL
Abstract: The Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars (CRISM) has returned observations of the Nili Fossae region indicating the presence of Mg-carbonate in small (<10 km sq(2)), relatively bright rock units that are commonly fractured (Ehlmann et al., 2008b). We have analyzed spectra from CRISM images and used co-located HiRISE images in order to further characterize these carbonate-bearing units. We applied absorption band mapping techniques to investigate a range of possible phyllosilicate and carbonate minerals that could be present in the Nib Fossae region. We also describe a clay-carbonate hydrothermal alteration mineral assemblage in the Archean Warrawoona Group of Western Australia that is a potential Earth analog to the Nil Fossae carbonate-bearing rock units. We discuss the geological and biological implications for hydrothermal processes on Noachian Mars. (C) 2010 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Subject: Mars
clay-carbonate alteration
Nili Fossae
Country: Holanda
Editor: Elsevier Science Bv
Rights: fechado
Identifier DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.06.018
Date Issue: 2010
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