Mars Mineral Spectroscopy Database

Mount Holyoke College

This website presents an easily accessible data set of Mossbauer spectra of minerals. This data set was compiled from minerals collected from various sources here on Earth for comparison to minerals thought to exist on Mars. The site provides information about various types of spectroscopy, with an emphasis on Mossbauer spectroscopy. The website features data, tutorials, mineral descriptions, and databases.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Lunar and Planetary Science, Geology:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Datasets and Tools:Datasets
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), College Upper (15-16)
Data Derived: Data Derived
Data Source: Observational Data
Topics: Solid Earth:Mineralogy:Mineral Analysis, Solar system, Solid Earth
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Planetary Science, MineralogyKeywords: spectroscopy, Mars geology