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Possible Sulfates in the Northeast Syrtis Major Region

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona2015-09-16

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A variety of diverse morphological features are present in this image (21 by 5.5 kilometers) located in the southeastern area of the Nili Fossae region and just northeast of Syrtis Major.

This particular region has been studied intensely due to the presence of volcanics from Syrtis Major and impact ejecta from the Isidis Basin. The region is rich in unaltered mafic deposits, in contact with diverse altered deposits rich in clays, carbonates, and sulfates. These deposits make the Nili Fossae region one of the most colorful regions on Mars, which is most distinctive in infrared color composites (IRB). HiRISE IRB color aids in chemical and mineral-type mapping, especially when correlated with other MRO instruments such as CRISM.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA19940

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  • Title: Possible Sulfates in the Northeast Syrtis Major Region
  • Creator: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2015-09-16
  • Rights: JPL

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