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    Infrared Spectroscopy Technique Puts Olivine in Focus

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    Planetary scientists at Brown University have introduced an infrared spectroscopic method for studying olivine, a mineral that provides insights into the formation of the moon, Mars, and other planetary bodies. Informally dubbed “crossover spectroscopy,” the scientists deployed the technique to examine the spectral range in between the visible near-infrared (0.5 to 3 μm) and the mid-infrared ranges (8 to 15 μm). The researchers honed in on the 4 to 8 μm range, and, even more specifically, in the spectral features of olivine at 5.6 and 6.0 μm.
    A mountain peak at the center of the moon’s Copernicus crater has an abundance of olivine, a mineral that can help scientists understand the internal evolution of planetary…

    Nov, 10 2020 |

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