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Size-Frequency Distributions of Rocks on Mars and Earth Analog Sites: Implications for Future Landed MissionsThe size-frequency distribution of rocks and the Vicking landing sites and a variety of rocky locations on the Earth that formed from a number of geologic processes all have the general shape of simple exponential curves, which have been combined with remote sensing data and models on rock abundance to predict the frequency of boulders potentially hazardous to future Mars landers and rovers.
Document ID
20060036757
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Golombeck, M.
Rapp, D.
Date Acquired
August 23, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1996
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Mars rocks Viking landing sites Mars rock data