New analyses of Martian chemical maps suggest water bound to sulfates in soil

5 enero 2015

A spatial association between the presence of sulfur and hydrogen found in Martian soil has been proposed by scientists. The team suggests that further observations by the Curiosity rover in Gale Crater could move forward models of aqueous processes on Mars. For example, recent analyses of «Rocknest» soil samples suggest complementary modes of soil hydration in the Gale Crater area.