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Decrypting the Formation Conditions of the Basement Carbonate-Bearing Rocks at Nili Fossae

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Dec 17, 2015
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SETI Institute
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Abstract

The Nili Fossae region is the site of a number of proposed Landing Sites for the Mars 2020 Rover. A distinguishing feature of many of these sites is the access to large exposures of carbonate (Ehlmann et al. 2008). Serpentinization has been proposed as a formation mechanism of these carbonates, including carbonated (Brown et al. 2010, Viviano, et al. 2013) and low temperature, near surface serpentinization.

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