Localization and Physical Properties Experiments Conducted by Spirit at Gusev Crater

@article{Arvidson2004LocalizationAP,
  title={Localization and Physical Properties Experiments Conducted by Spirit at Gusev Crater},
  author={Raymond E. Arvidson and R. Charles Anderson and P. Bartlett and James F. Bell and Diana L. Blaney and P. R. Christensen and P Chu and Larry S. Crumpler and Kiel Davis and Bethany L. Ehlmann and Robin L. Fergason and Matthew P. Golombek and Stephen Gorevan and John A. Grant and Ronald Greeley and Edward A. Guinness and Albert F. C. Haldemann and Kenneth E. Herkenhoff and J. B. Johnson and Geoffrey A. Landis and R. Li and Randall A. Lindemann and Harry Y. McSween and Doug W. Ming and T. Myrick and L. Richter and Frank P. Seelos and Steven W. Squyres and Robert J. Sullivan and A. Wang and J. Wilson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={305},
  pages={821 - 824}
}
The precise location and relative elevation of Spirit during its traverses from the Columbia Memorial station to Bonneville crater were determined with bundle-adjusted retrievals from rover wheel turns, suspension and tilt angles, and overlapping images. Physical properties experiments show a decrease of 0.2% per Mars solar day in solar cell output resulting from deposition of airborne dust, cohesive soil-like deposits in plains and hollows, bright and dark rock coatings, and relatively weak… 

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The Spirit Rover's Athena science investigation at Gusev Crater, Mars.

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The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and its Athena science payload have been used to investigate a landing site in Gusev crater, but no clear evidence for lacustrine sedimentation has been found to date.

Textures of the soils and rocks at Gusev Crater from Spirit's Microscopic Imager.

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The Microscopic Imager on the Spirit rover analyzed the textures of the soil and rocks at Gusev crater on Mars at a resolution of 100 micrometers, finding rock textures consistent with a volcanic origin and subsequent alteration and/or weathering by impact events, wind, and possibly water.

Sands at Gusev Crater, Mars

Processes, environments, and the energy associated with the transport and deposition of sand at Gusev Crater are characterized at the microscopic scale through the comparison of statistical moments

Basaltic rocks analyzed by the Spirit Rover in Gusev Crater.

TLDR
Chemical analyses of rocks by the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer are consistent with picritic basalts, containing normative olivine, pyroxenes, plagioclase, and accessory FeTi oxides, which extend the known range of rock compositions composing the martian crust.
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Surficial Deposits at Gusev Crater Along Spirit Rover Traverses

The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has traversed a fairly flat, rock-strewn terrain whose surface is shaped primarily by impact events, although some of the landscape has been altered by eolian

Wind-Related Processes Detected by the Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater, Mars

TLDR
Characteristics of some rocks, such as a two-toned appearance, suggest that they were possibly buried and exhumed on the order of 5 to 60 centimeters by wind deflation, depending on location.

The Spirit Rover's Athena science investigation at Gusev Crater, Mars.

TLDR
The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and its Athena science payload have been used to investigate a landing site in Gusev crater, but no clear evidence for lacustrine sedimentation has been found to date.

Textures of the soils and rocks at Gusev Crater from Spirit's Microscopic Imager.

TLDR
The Microscopic Imager on the Spirit rover analyzed the textures of the soil and rocks at Gusev crater on Mars at a resolution of 100 micrometers, finding rock textures consistent with a volcanic origin and subsequent alteration and/or weathering by impact events, wind, and possibly water.

Basaltic rocks analyzed by the Spirit Rover in Gusev Crater.

TLDR
Chemical analyses of rocks by the Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer are consistent with picritic basalts, containing normative olivine, pyroxenes, plagioclase, and accessory FeTi oxides, which extend the known range of rock compositions composing the martian crust.

Initial Results from the Mini-TES Experiment in Gusev Crater from the Spirit Rover

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The Miniature Thermal Emission Spectrometer on Spirit has studied the mineralogy and thermophysical properties at Gusev crater and two spectrally distinct coatings are observed on rocks, a possible indicator of the interaction of water, rock, and airfall dust.

Pancam Multispectral Imaging Results from the Spirit Rover at Gusev Crater

Panoramic Camera images at Gusev crater reveal a rock-strewn surface interspersed with high- to moderate-albedo fine-grained deposits occurring in part as drifts or in small circular swales or

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