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An Update on Results from the Magnetic Properties Experiments on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and OpportunityThe Magnetic Properties Experiments were designed to investigate the properties of the airborne dust in the Martian atmosphere. A preferred interpretation of previous experiments (Viking and Pathfinder) was that the airborne dust is primarily composed by composite silicate particles containing as a minor constituent the mineral maghemite (gamma-Fe2O3). In this abstract we show how the magnetic properties experiments on Spirit and Opportunity provide information on the distribution of magnetic mineral(s) in the dust on Mars, with emphasis on results from Opportunity.
Document ID
20050174609
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Madsen, M. B. (Danish Space Research Inst. Copenhagen, Denmark)
Arneson, H. M. (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Bertelsen, P. (Danish Space Research Inst. Copenhagen, Denmark)
Bell, J. F., III (Cornell Univ. Ithaca, NY, United States)
Binau, C. S. (Danish Space Research Inst. Copenhagen, Denmark)
Gellert, R. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Chemie Mainz, Germany)
Goetz, W. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Sonnensystemforschung Lindau, Germany)
Gunnlaugsson, H. P. (Aarhus Univ. Denmark)
Herkenhoff, K. E. (Geological Survey Flagstaff, AZ, United States)
Hviid, S. F. (Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Sonnensystemforschung Lindau, Germany)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2005
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVI, Part 13
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
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Public
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