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Global Neutron View

October 7, 2009
Observations by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey show a global view of Mars in intermediate-energy, or epithermal, neutrons.

Soil enriched in hydrogen is indicated by the deep blue colors on the map, which show a low intensity of epithermal neutrons. The view shown here is a map of measurements made during the first week of mapping by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft in February 2002 using the neutron spectrometer instrument. The central meridian in this projection is zero degrees longitude.


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