John Michael Morookian

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Sedimentary rocks at Yellowknife Bay (Gale crater) on Mars include mudstone sampled by the Curiosity rover. The samples, John Klein and Cumberland, contain detrital basaltic minerals, calcium sulfates, iron oxide or hydroxides, iron sulfides, amorphous material, and trioctahedral smectites. The John Klein smectite has basal spacing of ~10 angstroms,(More)
The Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity scooped samples of soil from the Rocknest aeolian bedform in Gale crater. Analysis of the soil with the Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin) x-ray diffraction (XRD) instrument revealed plagioclase (~An57), forsteritic olivine (~Fo62), augite, and pigeonite, with minor K-feldspar, magnetite, quartz, anhydrite,(More)
The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems (BEES) applies insects' biological sensory and flight control abilities to the design of real-time autonomous, visual-navigation and control systems for small unmanned flying vehicles. The bioinspired engineering of exploration systems focuses on using the variety of nature-tested mechanisms successfully(More)
Stable isotope ratios of H, C, and O are powerful indicators of a wide variety of planetary geophysical processes, and for Mars they reveal the record of loss of its atmosphere and subsequent interactions with its surface such as carbonate formation. We report in situ measurements of the isotopic ratios of D/H and (18)O/(16)O in water and (13)C/(12)C,(More)
The Windjana drill sample, a sandstone of the Dillinger member (Kimberley formation, Gale Crater, Mars), was analyzed by CheMin X-ray diffraction (XRD) in the MSL Curiosity rover. From Rietveld refinements of its XRD pattern, Windjana contains the following: sanidine (21% weight, ~Or95); augite (20%); magnetite (12%); pigeonite; olivine; plagioclase;(More)
The Mars Science Laboratory landed in Gale crater on Mars in August 2012, and the Curiosity rover then began field studies on its drive toward Mount Sharp, a central peak made of ancient sediments. CheMin is one of ten instruments on or inside the rover, all designed to provide detailed information on the rocks, soils and atmosphere in this region. CheMin(More)
We wished to determine whether Resonant Raman Spectroscopy (RRS) could be used to measure Amphotericin B (AmB) at therapeutic and subtherapeutic concentrations in a model system mimicking the anterior chamber of the eye. The goal was to develop a technique for non-invasive measurement of AmB levels in the aqueous humor (AH) of the eye. A krypton-ion laser(More)
Morris, R. V.; Vaniman, D. T.; Blake, D. F.; Gellert, R.; Chipera, S. J.; Ming, D. W.; Morrison, S. M.; Downs, R. T.; Rampe, E. B.; Treiman, A. H.; Yen, A. S.; Achilles, C. N.; Bristow, T. F.; Fendrich, K.; Crisp, J. A.; Des Marais, D. J. ; Farmer, J. D. ; Grotzinger, J. P.; Morookian, J. M. and Schwenzer, S. P. (2016). High-Temperature, Perhaps Silicic,(More)
FOR ROCKNEST SOIL AND JOHN KLEIN AND CUMBERLAND MUDSTONE DRILL FINES USING APXS, CHEMIN, AND SAM DATASETS FROM GALE CRATER, MARS. R.V. Morris, D.W. Ming, R. Gellert, D.T. Vaniman, D.L. Bish, D.F. Blake, S.J. Chipera, R.T. Downs, A.H. Treiman, A.S. Yen, C.N. Achilles, P.D. Archer, T.F. Bristow, J.A. Crisp, D.J. Des Marais, J.D. Farmer, J.P. Grotzinger, P.R.(More)
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