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phyllosilicates

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  • n. Plural form of phyllosilicate.

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Examples

  • Mr. COWEN: To one of these interesting places where they have found these what they call phyllosilicates, which are really clays that have been formed in the presence of water.

    More Evidence Of A Wet Past On Mars

  • He explained that these instruments had revealed clay-type minerals called phyllosilicates

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  • Many of these exist in the form of hydrated clay minerals known as phyllosilicates, and indicate that the planet's southern hemisphere was once much warmer and wetter than it is today.

    EurekAlert! - Breaking News

  • In at least nine, they found clays and clay-like minerals called phyllosilicates, or other hydrated silicates that form in wet environments on the surface or underground.

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  • We detected for the first time a type of mineral called phyllosilicates on the surface of

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  • But we'd now like to go to a place where these phyllosilicates, as they call them, have really been exposed by big impact craters.

    More Evidence Of A Wet Past On Mars

  • The visual said finegrained schist with phyllosilicates all the way down.

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  • Earlier observations with the OMEGA spectrometer on Mars Express had tentatively detected phyllosilicates in a few craters of the northern plains, but the deposits are small, and CRISM can make focused observations on smaller areas than OMEGA.

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  • Therefore, if phyllosilicates are found in the protoplanetary disk of a young extrasolar star, the assumption is that water would most likely be found on the surface of planets that are later born within the disk.

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  • They then changed the mineral mixture by adding phyllosilicates amounting to three percent of the total mixture.

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