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Mars Regolith Simulant

Mars Regolith Simulant

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This material is engineered to be chemically and physically identical to the surface dirt, called regolith, of planet Mars. NASA uses this material to test their rovers' performance abilities on the planet and to determine how well crops can be grown on Mars.

It is made with terrestrial materials to match the compositional analysis performed by the Mars rovers. The high iron content is what gives Mars its reddish color.

 

You may also be interested in our Lunar Simulant.

 

Chemical composition:

  • 43.8% silicates (SiO2)
  • 18.37% iron oxide (Fe2O3)
  • 13.07% aluminum oxide (Al2O3)
  • 7.98% calcium oxide (CaO)
  • 6.66% magnesium oxide (MgO)
  • 6.11% sulfur trioxide (SO3)
  • 2.51% sodium oxide (Na2O)
  • 0.83% titanium dioxide (TiO2)
  • 0.37% potassium oxide (K2O)
  • 0.13% phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5)
  • 0.13% manganese oxide (MnO)
  • 0.04% chromium oxide (Cr2O3)


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