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20170033_0041
© Cyril FRESILLON/CBM/CNRS Photothèque

Hématite et goethite découvertes au Maroc

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20170033_0041

Production year

2017

Max. size

41.72 x 27.77 cm / 300 dpi

Caption

Hematite and goethite discovered in Morocco. This 9-cm rock is similar to regolith of Martian origin. It belongs to ISAR (International Space Analogue Rockstore), a unique collection of rocks similar to those found on Mars, kept at the Molecular Biophysics Centre (CBM) in Orleans. Comprising some fifty rocks, ISAR is used to test and calibrate certain space probe instruments, particularly for the study of traces of life on Mars. The collection contains volcanic and sedimentary rocks prepared in several forms: complete rocks, thin slices or rock powders.

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