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Moessbauer Spectroscopy on the Martian Surface: Constraints on Interpretation of MER DataMoessbauer spectrometers will be used on martian landers and rovers to identify and quantify relative amounts of Fe-bearing minerals, as well as to determine their Fe(3+)/Fe(2+) ratios, allowing more realistic modeling of martian mineralogy and evolution. However, derivation of mineral modes, Fe(3+)/Fe(2+) ratios, and phase identification via Moessbauer spectroscopy (MS) does have limitations. We discuss here the exciting potential of MS for remote planetary exploration, as well as constraints on interpretation of remote Moessbauer data.
Document ID
20030110714
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Dyar, M. D. (Mount Holyoke Coll. South Hadley, MA, United States)
Schaefer, M. W. (Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-12687
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAG5-10424
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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