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Introduction: The search for signs of past or ex-tant life on Mars is a high priority for future Mars exploration [e.g., 1]. This search will likely be undertaken with a variety of landed and orbital missions. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), through its Analogue Missions program, supported an analogue mission designed to simulate a Mars micro-rover mission(More)
[1] The validity of recent identification of various hydrated minerals (kieserite, gypsum, hexahydrite, nontronite, chamosite, and montmorillonite) on Mars was assessed by exposing these minerals to simulated Martian surface conditions of atmospheric composition and pressure, temperature, and ultraviolet light irradiation. When exposed to such conditions(More)
Introduction: The search for signs of past or ex-tant life on Mars is a high priority for future Mars exploration [e.g., 1]. This search will likely be undertaken with a variety of landed and orbital missions. The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), through its Analogue Missions program, is supporting a micro-rover-based analogue mission designed to simulate a(More)
The Canadian Space Agency (CSA), through its Analogue Missions program, supported a microrover-based analogue mission designed to simulate a Mars rover mission geared toward identifying and characterizing methane emissions on Mars. The analogue mission included two, progressively more complex, deployments in open-pit asbestos mines where methane can be(More)
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