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Seeking Signs of Life on Mars: the Importance of Sedimentary Suites as Part of a Mars Sample Return CampaignSeeking the signs of life on Mars is often considered the "first among equal" objectives for any potential Mars Sample Return (MSR) campaign. Among the geological settings considered to have the greatest potential for recording evidence of ancient life or its pre-biotic chemistry on Mars are lacustrine (and marine, if ever present) sedimentary depositional environments. This potential, and the possibility of returning samples that could meaningfully address this objective, have been greatly enhanced by investigations of an ancient redox stratified lake system in Gale crater by the Curiosity rover.
Document ID
20180006505
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Mangold, N. (Laboratoire de Planetologie et Geodynamique de Nantes (LPG) Nantes, France)
McLennan, S. M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Czaja, A. D. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Ori, G. G. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Tosca, N. J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Altieri, F. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Amelin, Y. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Ammannito, E. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Anand, M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Beaty, D. W. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Benning, L. G. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Bishop, J. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Borg, L. E. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Boucher, D. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Brucato, J. R. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Busemann, H. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Campbell, K. A. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Carrier, B. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Debaille, V. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Des Marais, D. J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Dixon, M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Ehlmann, B. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Farmer, J. D. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Fernandez-Remolar, D. C. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Fogarty, J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Glavin, D. P. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Goreva, Y. S. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Grady, M. M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Hallis, L. J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Harrington, A. D. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Hausrath, E. M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Herd, C. D. K. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Horgan, B. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Humayun, M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Kleine, T. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Kleinhenz, J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Mackelprang, R. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Mayhew, L. E. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
McCubbin, F. M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
McCoy, J. T. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
McSween, H. Y. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Moser, D. E. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Moynier, F. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Mustard, J. F. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Niles, P. B. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Raulin, F. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Rettberg, P. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Rucker, M. A. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Schmitz, N. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Sefton-Nash, E. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Sephton, M. A. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Shaheen, R. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Shuster, D. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Siljeström, S. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Smith, C. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Spry, J. A. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Steele, A. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Swindle, T. D. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
ten Kate, I. L. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Usui, T. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Van Kranendonk, M. J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Wadhwa, M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Weiss, B. P. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Werner, S. C. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Westall, F. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Wheeler, R. M. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Zipfel, J. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Zorzano, M. P. (International Mars Sample Return Objectives and Samples Team (iMOST) International Organization)
Date Acquired
October 18, 2018
Publication Date
April 25, 2018
Subject Category
Space Sciences (General)
Report/Patent Number
JSC-E-DAA-TN52615
Meeting Information
International Mars Sample Return Conference(Berlin)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNA16BD26C
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.

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