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Title The Martian surface : composition, mineralogy, and physical properties / edited by Jim Bell.
Imprint Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008.

Series Cambridge planetary science ; 9
Cambridge planetary science series ; 9.
Subject Mars (Planet) -- Surface.
Mars (Planet) -- Geology.
Alt Name Bell, Jim, 1965-
Description 1 online resource (xvii, 636 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Phenomenal new observations from Earth-based telescopes and Mars-based orbiters, landers, and rovers have dramatically advanced our understanding of the past environments on Mars. These include the first global-scale infrared and reflectance spectroscopic maps of the surface, leading to the discovery of key minerals indicative of specific past climate conditions; the discovery of large reservoirs of subsurface water ice; and the detailed in situ roving investigations of three new landing sites. This an important, new overview of the compositional and mineralogic properties of Mars since the last major study published in 1992. An exciting resource for all researchers and students in planetary science, astronomy, space exploration, planetary geology, and planetary geochemistry where specialized terms are explained to be easily understood by all who are just entering the field.
Contents pt. 1. Introduction and historical perspective -- pt. 2. Elemental composition : orbital and in situ surface measurements -- pt. 3. Mineralogy and remote sensing of rocks, soil, dust, and ices -- pt. 4. Physical properties of surface materials -- pt. 5. Synthesis -- pt. 6. Summary, upcoming missions, and new measurement needs.
ISBN 9780511415104 (electronic bk.)
0511415109 (electronic bk.)
9780511536076 (ebook)
0511536070 (ebook)
9780511412806 (eBook ; ebrary)
0511412800 (eBook ; ebrary)
9780521866989 (hardback)
OCLC # 252228019
Additional Format Print version: Martian surface. Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2008 9780521866989 0521866987 (OCoLC)213111346

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