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Mars Science Laboratory Mission and Science Investigation
AbstractScheduled to land in August of 2012, the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Mission was initiated to explore the habitability of Mars. This includes both modern environments as well as ancientExpand
A Habitable Fluvio-Lacustrine Environment at Yellowknife Bay, Gale Crater, Mars
The Curiosity rover discovered fine-grained sedimentary rocks, which are inferred to represent an ancient lake and preserve evidence of an environment that would have been suited to support a martianExpand
A 15N-Poor Isotopic Composition for the Solar System As Shown by Genesis Solar Wind Samples
The solar atmosphere is about 40% enriched in the heavy nitrogen-15 isotope compared with the Sun and Jupiter. The Genesis mission sampled solar wind ions to document the elemental and isotopicExpand
The Oxygen Isotopic Composition of the Sun Inferred from Captured Solar Wind
The Sun is highly enriched in the most abundant isotope of oxygen, oxygen-16, relative to most other planetary materials. All planetary materials sampled thus far vary in their relative abundance ofExpand
Deposition, exhumation, and paleoclimate of an ancient lake deposit, Gale crater, Mars
Ancient lake system at Gale crater Since 2012, the Curiosity rover has been diligently studying rocky outcrops on Mars, looking for clues about past water, climate, and habitability. Grotzinger etExpand
The ChemCam Instrument Suite on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover: Science Objectives and Mast Unit Description
ChemCam is a remote sensing instrument suite on board the “Curiosity” rover (NASA) that uses Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) to provide the elemental composition of soils and rocks at theExpand
The ChemCam Instrument Suite on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Rover: Body Unit and Combined System Tests
The ChemCam instrument suite on the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity provides remote compositional information using the first laser-induced breakdown spectrometer (LIBS) on a planetaryExpand
Evidence for water ice near the lunar poles
Improved versions of Lunar Prospector thermal and epithermal neutron data were studied to help discriminate between potential delivery and retention mechanisms for hydrogen on the Moon. ImprovedExpand
SHERLOC: Scanning habitable environments with Raman & luminescence for organics & chemicals
SHERLOC is an arm-mounted fluorescence and Raman spectrometer that was recently selected to be part of the payload for the next proposed NASA rover mission to Mars, scheduled for launch in 2020.Expand
Martian Fluvial Conglomerates at Gale Crater
Going to Mars The Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft containing the Curiosity rover, was launched from Earth in November 2011 and arrived at Gale crater on Mars in August 2012. Zeitlin et al. (p.Expand