Geologic mapping and characterization of Gale Crater and implications for its potential as a Mars Science Laboratory landing site

@inproceedings{Anderson2010GeologicMA,
  title={Geologic mapping and characterization of Gale Crater and implications for its potential as a Mars Science Laboratory landing site},
  author={R. Brian Anderson and James F. Bell},
  year={2010}
}
Background: Gale Crater is located at 5.3°S, 222.3°W (137.7°E) and has a diameter of ~155 km. It has b een a ta rget o f p articular i nterest d ue to the > 5 k m t all m ound o f layered material that occupies the center of the c rater. Gale Crater is currently one of four finalist landing s ites for the Mars Science Laboratory rover. Method: We used visible (CTX, HiRISE, MOC), infrared (THEMIS, CRISM, OMEGA) and topographic (MOLA, HRSC, CTX) datasets and data products to conduct a study of… CONTINUE READING
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