Overview of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover Mission to Gusev Crater: Landing site to Backstay Rock in the Columbia Hills

@article{Arvidson2006OverviewOT,
  title={Overview of the Spirit Mars Exploration Rover Mission to Gusev Crater: Landing site to Backstay Rock in the Columbia Hills},
  author={Raymond E. Arvidson and Steven W. Squyres and Robert C. Anderson and James F. Bell and Diana L. Blaney and Johannes Br{\"u}ckner and Nathalie A. Cabrol and Wendy M. Calvin and Michael H. Carr and Philip R. Christensen and Benton C. Clark and Larry S. Crumpler and D. J. Des Marais and Paulo A. de Souza and C. d'Uston and T. Economou and Jack D. Farmer and William H. Farrand and William M. Folkner and Matthew P. Golombek and Stephen Gorevan and John A. Grant and Ronald Greeley and John P. Grotzinger and Edward A. Guinness and Brian C. Hahn and Larry A. Haskin and Kenneth E. Herkenhoff and Joel A. Hurowitz and S. F. Hviid and Jeffrey R. Johnson and G{\"o}star Klingelh{\"o}fer and Andrew H. Knoll and Geoffrey A. Landis and Craig Leff and Mark T. Lemmon and R. Li and Morten Bo Madsen and Michael C. Malin and Scott M. McLennan and Harry Y. McSween and Doug W. Ming and Jeffrey Moersch and Richard V. Morris and Timothy J. Parker and James William Rice and L. Richter and Rudolf Rieder and Daniel S. Rodionov and Christian Schr{\"o}der and Mark Sims and M. D. Smith and Paul S. Smith and Laurence A. Soderblom and Robert J. Sullivan and Shane D. Thompson and Nicholas J. Tosca and Alian Wang and Heinrich W{\"a}nke and Jennifer G. Ward and Thomas John Wdowiak and Michael J. Wolff and Albert S. Yen},
  journal={Journal of Geophysical Research},
  year={2006},
  volume={111}
}
Spirit landed on the floor of Gusev Crater and conducted initial operations on soil-covered, rock-strewn cratered plains underlain by olivine-bearing basalts. Plains surface rocks are covered by wind-blown dust and show evidence for surface enrichment of soluble species as vein and void-filling materials and coatings. The surface enrichment is the result of a minor amount of transport and deposition by aqueous processes. Layered granular deposits were discovered in the Columbia Hills, with… 

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