Disambiguating the soils of Mars

  title={Disambiguating the soils of Mars},
  author={Giacomo Certini and Suniti Karunatillake and Yu-Yan Sara Zhao and Pierre‐Yves Meslin and Agn{\`e}s Cousin and Don R. Hood and Riccardo Scalenghe},
  journal={Planetary and Space Science},
Multiphase Volatilization of Halogens at the Soil‐Atmosphere Interface on Mars
The Martian critical zone, especially its soil‐atmosphere interface, may host an active halogen cycle affecting habitability, as inferred from halogen trends observed in situ at Gusev and Meridiani,
The Potential for Lunar and Martian Regolith Simulants to Sustain Plant Growth: A Multidisciplinary Overview
Bioregenerative life support systems (BLSS) are conceived of and developed so as to provide food sources for crewed missions to the Moon or Mars. The in situ resource utilization (ISRU) approach aims
Clustering Supported Classification of ChemCam Data From Gale Crater, Mars
An approach relying on the feature extraction method Non‐Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) and the repetition of k‐means clustering to classify ChemCam spectra and a first approach in which a random forest classifier was trained and validated with the obtained cluster assignments reveals promising results for predicting cluster memberships of new ChemCam LIBS data acquired after sol 2756.
Soil fertility interactions with Sinorhizobium-legume symbiosis in a simulated Martian regolith; effects on nitrogen content and plant health
Results showed that plant-legume symbiosis is a possibility for Martian soil colonization, with symbiotic plant-bacteria relationships differed between regolith and potting mix, with plant biomass positively correlated to regolith-b bacteria interactions; and NH4 production was limited to plant uptake yet the relationships in Regolith and Potting mix were similar.
Prospects for human life on Mars
  • 2021


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