Desert varnish: an environmental recorder for Mars
Randall S Perry and Mark A Sephton discuss a target material for Mars Sample Return: rocks coated with desert varnish, a mineral layer that records past surface climates on Earth, and probably on Mars too.
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Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Impacts and Astromaterials Research Centre, Dept of Earth Science and Engineering, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ, UK
Publication date: 2006-08-01