Mars: is the surface colored by carbon suboxide?
- Published Article
Science (New York, N.Y.)
- Publication Date
Nov 28, 1969
The reflection spectrum of Mars can be well matched from 0.2 through 1.6 microns (and farther) by polymers of carbon suboxide, reflection spectra for which have now been measured. We propose that the reddish color of Mars might be attributed to carbon suboxide, not the commonly considered limonite or other iron-bearing minerals.
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