Organic molecules in the Sheepbed Mudstone, Gale Crater, Mars

  title={Organic molecules in the Sheepbed Mudstone, Gale Crater, Mars},
  author={Caroline Freissinet and Daniel P. Glavin and Paul R. Mahaffy and Kristen E. Miller and Jennifer L. Eigenbrode and Roger Everett Summons and Anna E Brunner and A. Buch and Cyril Szopa and Paul Douglas Archer and Heather B. Franz and Sushil K. Atreya and William B Brinckerhoff and Michel Cabane and Patrice Coll and Pamela G. Conrad and David J Des Marais and Jason P. Dworkin and Alberto G. Fair{\'e}n and Pascaline François and John P. Grotzinger and Srishti Kashyap and Inge Loes ten Kate and Laurie A. Leshin and Charles Malespin and M. G. Martin and F. Javier Mart{\'i}n‐Torres and Amy C. McAdam and Doug W. Ming and Rafael Navarro‐Gonz{\'a}lez and Aleksandr A. Pavlov and Benito Prats and Steven W. Squyres and Andrew Steele and Jennifer C. Stern and Dawn Y. Sumner and Brad Sutter and Mar{\'i}a P. Zorzano},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research. Planets},
  pages={495 - 514}
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument on board the Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover is designed to conduct inorganic and organic chemical analyses of the atmosphere and the surface regolith and rocks to help evaluate the past and present habitability potential of Mars at Gale Crater. Central to this task is the development of an inventory of any organic molecules present to elucidate processes associated with their origin, diagenesis, concentration, and long‐term preservation… 

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