Oxalate formation under the hyperarid conditions of the Atacama desert as a mineral marker to provide clues to the source of organic carbon on Mars

1Z. Y. Cheng, 2D. C. Fernández-Remolar, 3,4,5M. R. M. Izawa, 4D. M. Applin, 6M. Chong Díaz, 7M. T. Fernandez-Sampedro, 7M. García-Villadangos, 8T. Huang, 8,9L. Xiao, 7V. Parro
Journal of Geophysical Research Biogeosciences (in Press) Link to Article [DOI: 10.1002/2016JG003439]
1Planetary Science Institute, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
2Environmental Science Centre, British Geological Survey, Keyworth, UK
3Department of Earth Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
4Hyperspectral Optical Sensing for Extraterrestrial Reconnaissance Laboratory, Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
5Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, Arizona, USA
6Department of Geological Sciences, Universidad Católica del Norte, Antofagasta, Chile
7Centro de Astrobiologia (INTA-CSIC), Torrejon de Ardoz, Spain
8Planetary Science Institute, School of Earth Sciences, China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China
9Space Science Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology, Macau, China

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