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Calcium Sulfate Characterized by ChemCam/Curiosity at Gale Crater, Mars
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Author and Affiliation:
Nachon, M.(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LPGN, Nantes, France);
Clegg, S. N.(Los Alamos National Lab., NM, United States);
Mangold, N.(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LPGN, Nantes, France);
Schroeder, S.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Kah, L. C.(Tennessee Univ., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Science, Knoxville, TN, United States);
Dromart, G.(Lyon-1 Univ., Lyon, France);
Ollila, A.(New Mexico Univ., Inst. Meteoritics, Albuquerque, NM, United States);
Johnson, J. R.(Johns Hopkins Univ., Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States);
Oehler, D. Z.(Jacobs Technology, Inc., Houston, TX, United States);
Bridges, J. C.(Leicester Univ., Space Research Centre, United Kingdom);
LeMouelic, S.(Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, LPGN, Nantes, France);
Forni, O.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Wiens, R. C.(Los Alamos National Lab., NM, United States);
Rapin, W.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Anderson, R. B.(Geological Survey, Flagstaff, AZ, United States);
Blaney, D. L.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Bell, J. F. , III(Arizona State Univ., School of Earth and Space Exploration , Tempe, AZ, United States);
Clark, B.(Space Science Inst., Boulder, CO, United States);
Cousin, A.(Los Alamos National Lab., NM, United States);
Dyar, M. D.(Mount Holyoke Coll., South Hadley, MA, United States);
Ehlmann, B.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Fabre, C.(Paris VI Univ., France);
Gasnault, O.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Grotzinger, J.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Lasue, J.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Lewin, E.(ISTerre, Grenoble, France);
Leveille, R.(Canadian Space Agency, Montreal, Quebec, Canada);
McLennan, S.(State Univ. of New York, Geosciences Dept., Stony Brook, NY, United States);
Maurice, S.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Meslin, P.-Y.(Toulouse Univ., IRAP, France);
Rice, M.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Squyres, S. W.(Cornell Univ., Astronomy Dept., Ithaca, NY, United States);
Stack, K.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Sumner, D. Y.(California Univ., Dept. of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Davis, CA, United States);
Vaniman, D.(Planetary Science Inst., Tucson, AZ, United States);
Wellington, D.(Arizona State Univ., School of Earth and Space Exploration , Tempe, AZ, United States)
Abstract: Onboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover, the ChemCam instrument consists of :(1) a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectrometer (LIBS) for elemental analysis of the targets [1;2] and (2) a Remote Micro Imager (RMI), for the imaging context of laser analysis [3]. Within the Gale crater, Curiosity traveled from Bradbury Landing through the Rocknest region and into Yellowknife Bay (YB). In the latter, abundant light-toned fracture-fill material were seen [4;5]. ChemCam analysis demonstrate that those fracture fills consist of calcium sulfates [6].
Publication Date: Jul 14, 2014
Document ID:
20140006499
(Acquired Aug 01, 2014)
Subject Category: GEOPHYSICS
Report/Patent Number: JSC-CN-31277
Document Type: Conference Paper
Meeting Information: International Conference on Mars; 8th; 14-18 Jul. 2014; Pasadena, CA; United States
Financial Sponsor: NASA Johnson Space Center; Houston, TX, United States
Description: 2p; In English; Original contains color and black and white illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright; Distribution as joint owner in the copyright
NASA Terms: CHEMICAL ANALYSIS; CALCIUM; MARS SCIENCE LABORATORY; LASER-INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY; SULFATES; IMAGING TECHNIQUES; CRATERS; FRACTURING; LASERS; TARGETS
Availability Notes: Abstract Only
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