36th DPS Meeting, 8-12 November 2004
Session 31 Mars Express
Special Session, Thursday, November 11, 2004, 1:45-4:15pm, Lewis

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[31.05] The Mars surface diversity, as described by the OMEGA/Mars Express investigation

J.-P. Bibring (U. Paris, France), OMEGA Team

The OMEGA imaging spectrometer is mapping the surface of Mars composition at varying spatial resolution, from 300 m to 5 km, depending on the observation altitude. With its 352 contiguous spectral channels, covering the range 0.35 to 5.1 Ám, it identifies most minerals and ices. The Mars surface exhibits a wide diversity of materials, indicating of major evolutionary steps that will be described and discussed.


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