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organic molecules in the sheepbed mudstone, gale crater, marsThe Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on the Curiosity rover is designed to determine the inventory of organic and inorganic volatiles thermally released from solid samples using a combination of evolved gas analysis (EGA), gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GCMS), and tunable laser spectroscopy. Here we report on various chlorinated hydrocarbons (chloromethanes, chlorobenzene and dichloroalkanes) detected at elevated levels above instrument background at the Cumberland (CB) drill site, and discuss their possible sources.
Document ID
20140008711
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Freissinet, C.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Glavin, D. P.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Mahaffy, P. R.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Miller, K. E.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Eigenbrode, J. L.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Summons, R. E.
(Massachusetts Inst. of Tech. Cambridge, MA, United States)
Brunner, A. E.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Buch, A.
(Ecole Centrale de Paris France)
Szopa, C.
(Paris VI Univ. France)
Archer, P. D.
(Jacobs Technologies Engineering Science Contract Group Houston, TX, United States)
Franz, H. B.
(NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Steele, A.
(Carnegie Institution of Washington Washington, DC, United States)
Date Acquired
July 7, 2014
Publication Date
January 1, 2014
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
JSC-CN-31334
Meeting Information
International Conference on Mars (2014)(Pasadena, CA)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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