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This project was supported by the CSC scholarship (NO. 201806220274) for Erbin Shi to support his joint-training Ph.D. study at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL); and by a special funding 94351A from McDonnell Center for Space Sciences (MCSS) at WUSTL to Alian Wang to maintain a collaboration with planetary scientists and students from Shandong University in China. Erbin Shi is also supported by the Natural Science Foundation of Shandong Province (ZR2019MD008), National Natural Science Foundation of China (U1931211, 41972322, 11941001), and the Pre-research project on Civil Aerospace Technologies No. D020102 is funded by China National Space Administration (CNSA).


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The raw data of different spectra used in the “Gamma-CaSO4 with Abnormally High Stability from Hyperarid Region on Earth and from Mars ”, including (1) Raman spectra of Atacamaγ-CaSO4 and MIL03346, 168 γ-CaSO4 presented in Figure 8. Four standard Ca-sulfates are present in supplement materials. (2) EDXS spectra from the Atacamaγ-CaSO4 and MIL03346, 168 γ-CaSO4 displayed in Figure 4 and Figure 5 in the main text. (3) EELS spectra of MIL03346, 168 γ-CaSO4 shown as Figure 6 in the main text. (4) XRD patterns of standard bassanite and standard γ-CaSO4 presented in supplement materials. For more detailed information please reading section 2 (part of experiments) in the main text.


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