Miniature Nuclear Spectrometers for Measuring the Surface Composition and Near-surface Composition Stratigraphy on Mars and Its Moons

Introduction: Future surface-based reconnaissance missions to Mars and its moons will require low-mass, low-resource instruments for interrogating the shallow subsurface (<1 m) to understand chemical composition and stratigraphy, including the stratigra-phy of hydrogen-bearing materials. Stratigraphic-based composition measurements will play a key role in… CONTINUE READING