Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars

Providence RI (SPX) Dec 06, 2017 Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of ancient clay minerals on Mars that, if shown to be true, could rewrite the early history of the red planet. There are thousands of ancient phyllosilicate outcrops on the Martian surface. Phyllosilicates, or clays, are formed by the interaction of water with volcanic rock, leading many scientists to

Research on clay formation could have implications for how to search for life on Mars

Today Mars has only a thin atmosphere, and its surface is very dry with the possible exception of some localised and temporary water seeps. However, ancient eroded valley networks that were ...

Thu 7 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath

Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of ancient clay minerals on Mars that, if shown to be true, could rewrite the early history of the red ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Phys.org

Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath, Fri 8 Dec 17 from Astrobiology Magazine

Clay minerals on Mars may have formed in primordial steam bath, Wed 6 Dec 17 from ScienceDaily

Warm and wet ancient Mars? Maybe not

Ancient Mars may not have been all that warm and wet after all.

Thu 7 Dec 17 from FOXNews

Mars's clay surface formed in an ancient steam bath

A new theory about the clay on Mars's surface from researchers at Brown University in Rhode Island could rewrite the history of the red planet.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from Daily Mail

Warm and Wet Ancient Mars? Maybe Not

A new study suggests that Mars' ancient clays may have formed via the interaction of rock with a steamy atmosphere, not water on or just beneath the planet's surface.

Wed 6 Dec 17 from SPACE.com

Brown: Clay on Mars May Have Formed in Primordial Steam Bath

Providence RI (SPX) Dec 06, 2017 Planetary scientists from Brown University have proposed a new scenario for the formation of ancient clay minerals on Mars that, if shown to be true, could ...

Wed 6 Dec 17 from SpaceDaily

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