Mössbauer In Situ Studies of the Surface of Mars

  title={M{\"o}ssbauer In Situ Studies of the Surface of Mars},
  author={G. Klingelh{\"o}fer},
  journal={Hyperfine Interactions},
For the first time in history, a Mössbauer spectrometer was placed on the surface of another planet. Our miniaturized Mössbauer spectrometer MIMOS II [1–4] (Figure 2) is part of the instrument payload of NASA’s twin Mars Exploration Rovers (MER) “Spirit” and “Opportunity” (see Figure 1), which in January 2004 successfully landed at the Gusev crater and the Meridiani Planum landing sites, respectively. MIMOS II determines the Fe-bearing mineralogy of Martian soils and rocks at the Rovers… Expand

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