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Elemental Composition of the Martian Crust
Mars Matters Several decades of exploration by orbiting and in situ spacecraft, together with analysis of martian meteorites, have resulted in a wealth of data on the chemical composition of Mars'Expand
Constraints on the composition and petrogenesis of the Martian crust
[1] Spectral interpretation that silicic rocks are widespread on Mars implies that Earth's differentiated crust is not unique. Evaluation of observations bearing on the composition of the MartianExpand
Provenance and diagenesis of the evaporite-bearing Burns formation, Meridiani Planum, Mars
Abstract Impure reworked evaporitic sandstones, preserved on Meridiani Planum, Mars, are mixtures of roughly equal amounts of altered siliciclastic debris, of basaltic provenance (40 ± 10% by mass),Expand
Diviner Lunar Radiometer Observations of Cold Traps in the Moon’s South Polar Region
Watering the Moon About a year ago, a spent upper stage of an Atlas rocket was deliberately crashed into a crater at the south pole of the Moon, ejecting a plume of debris, dust, and vapor. The goalExpand
Analysis of terrestrial and Martian volcanic compositions using thermal emission spectroscopy
We have examined and applied existing classification schemes for volcanic rocks and developed new schemes using thermal emission spectra of terrestrial volcanic rocks. Laboratory thermal infraredExpand
Analysis of terrestrial and Martian volcanic compositions using thermal emission spectroscopy 2. Application to Martian surface spectra from the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer
Atmospherically corrected thermal infrared spectra of large regions of the Martian surface from the Mars Global Surveyor Thermal Emission Spectrometer (MGS TES) previously have been interpreted toExpand
Spectral evidence for weathered basalt as an alternative to andesite in the northern lowlands of Mars
Mineral abundances derived from the analysis of remotely sensed thermal emission data from Mars have been interpreted to indicate that the surface is composed of basalt (Surface Type 1) and andesiteExpand
Characterization and petrologic interpretation of olivine‐rich basalts at Gusev Crater, Mars
Additional co-authors: PR Christensen, BC Clark, JA Crisp, DJ DesMarais, T Economou, JD Farmer, W Farrand, A Ghosh, M Golombek, S Gorevan, R Greeley, VE Hamilton, JR Johnson, BL Joliff, GExpand
Mineralogy at Meridiani Planum from the Mini-TES Experiment on the Opportunity Rover
The Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) on Opportunity investigated the mineral abundances and compositions of outcrops, rocks, and soils at Meridiani Planum. Coarse crystallineExpand
Basaltic rocks analyzed by the Spirit Rover in Gusev Crater.
The Spirit landing site in Gusev Crater on Mars contains dark, fine-grained, vesicular rocks interpreted as lavas. Pancam and Mini-Thermal Emission Spectrometer (Mini-TES) spectra suggest that all ofExpand