The Uzboi-Ladon-Morava (ULM) system on Mars was an ancient, integrated network of rivers and lakes. Clays, which are known to preserve organic materials on Earth, have been detected across the region. If microbial life ever existed on Mars, organic markers could be preserved in such clays. This makes the ULM region a potential target for future missions to Mars. While the ULM region is a strong contender for future exploration, the distribution of clay deposits in the region is not well constrained. I provide detailed morphological and mineralogical mapping of possible clay deposits in Ladon Valles, an ancient river within the ULM region, to precisely identify the locations of clay units.
"An ancient lake system on Mars: implications for past habitability and future exploration"
Summer Research Symposium.
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