A wide variety of minerals has been suggested to exist on Mars and other terrestrial bodies in our solar system. The goal of this web site is to provide an easily accessible data set of Mössbauer spectra of minerals collected over a range of temperatures, in order to provide suitable analog spectra for data acquired on remote surfaces such as Mars. Complementing these data will be both reflectance FTIR data, collected at Brown University's RELAB facility, and Raman spectra collected by Brigitte Wopenka at Washington University St. Louis. Through our Education link, we provide more information for those wishing to learn about how Mössbauer and other types of spectroscopy work.
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Web site is supported by NASA grant NAG5-12687 and Mount Holyoke College.