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Integrated Results from Analysis of the Rocknest Aeolian Deposit by the Curiosity Rover
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Author and Affiliation:
Leshin, L. A.(Rensselaer Polytechnic Inst., Troy, NY, United States);
Grotzinger, J. P.(California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Blake, D. F.(NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States);
Edgett, K. S.(Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA, United States);
Gellert, R.(Guelph Univ., Ontario, Canada);
Mahaffy, P. R.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States);
Malin, M. C.(Malin Space Science Systems, San Diego, CA, United States);
Wiens, R. C.(Los Alamos National Lab., NM, United States);
Treiman, A. H.(Lunar and Planetary Inst., Houston, TX, United States);
Ming, D. W.(NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States);
Eigenbrode, J.(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Abstract: The Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover spent 45 sols (from sol 56-101) at an area called Rocknest (Fig. 1), characterizing local geology and ingesting its aeolian fines into the analytical instruments CheMin and SAM for mineralogical and chemical analysis. Many abstracts at this meeting present the contextual information and detailed data on these first solid samples analyzed in detail by Curiosity at Rocknest. Here, we present an integrated view of the results from Rocknest - the general agreement from discussions among the entire MSL Science Team.
Publication Date: Mar 18, 2013
Document ID:
20130009716
(Acquired Feb 15, 2013)
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-27935
Document Type: Extended Abstract
Meeting Information: Lunar and Planetary Science Conference; 18-22 Mar. 2013; The Woodlands, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Organization Source: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 2p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; DEPOSITS; MARS SURFACE; MINERALOGY; ROVING VEHICLES; WIND (METEOROLOGY)
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