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Published on Jan 27, 2011

Data from the Thermal Emission Spectrometer (TES) on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor orbiter, taken at 10 infrared wavelengths, lets scientists create maps showing where various types of mineral predominate at the Martian surface. This globe shows the distribution of the igneous mineral plagioclase feldspar, an important component of basalt rock.

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