Mars atlas resources

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Some Resources on Mars have been mapped using the gamma ray spectrometer instrument of Mars Odyssey[1].

Using the radiation signatures of elements with radioactive isotopes, maps of surface abundance of water (Hydrogen), Thorium, Chlorine, Iron, Silicon, Potassium have been made.

Water concentrations in polar latitudes are much higher.

Water abundance. %weight. From hydrogen abundance data.


Thorium abundance in ppm (parts per million)
Chlorine abundance. % weight
Iron abundance %weight
Silicon abundance %weight
Potassium abundance %weight

References