Tridymite Silicate Structure

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Beta tridymite is a silicate formed at approx. 1500C in volcanoes & shares a structural similarity to ice.

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Silicates are very common on Earth but the tridymite structure is unusual in that it requires a 5000C temperature to create it. NASA scientists were surprised to find it on Mars as is explained in: NASA Scientists Discover Unexpected Mineral on Mars.

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