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HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DETECTED ON MARS IAU Circular 8254 9 December 2003
 

Summary: HYDROGEN PEROXIDE DETECTED ON MARS
IAU Circular 8254 9 December 2003
Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams
INTERNATIONAL ASTRONOMICAL UNION
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MARS
T. Encrenaz and B. Bezard, Paris Observatory; T. K. Greathouse
and J. H. Lacy, University of Texas at Austin; M. J. Richter,
University of California, Davis; and S. K. Atreya and A. S. Wong,
University of Michigan, report:
"On June 20, we made an unambiguous
detection of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) on Mars (Ls = 206 deg),
using high-resolution infrared spectroscopy at the NASA Infrared
Telescope Facility (TEXES grating spectrograph) at Mauna Kea.
Six individual spectral lines were identified in the range 1237-
1244 cm-1

  

Source: Atreya, Sushil - Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Space Science, University of Michigan

 

Collections: Physics