X-Ray Diffraction Helps Identify Dozen Martian Minerals

An international team of scientists led by Dr David Bish of Indiana University has analyzed recent data from the CheMin, a miniaturized X-ray diffraction instrument on board NASA’s Curiosity rover, to characterize the mineralogy of Martian soil and rocks. The identification of minerals in Martian soil and rocks is crucial for the Curiosity mission’s goal [...] —> Read More Here


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