Qassem I. Mohaidat , Ph.D.
Associate Professor - Physics Department
Faculty of Science - Yarmouk University
Irbid, Jordan 21163
Phone: +962-2-721-1111, Ext. 2312
Mössbauer Spectroscopy in Space
Many of the minerals that formed rocks on Mars contain iron, and the soil is iron-rich. The Mössbauer Spectrometer is an instrument that was specially designed to study iron-bearing minerals. It can also determine the composition and abundance of these minerals to a high level of accuracy.