Possible Detection of Perchlorates by Evolved Gas Analysis of Rocknest Soils: Global Implication

@inproceedings{Archer2013PossibleDO,
  title={Possible Detection of Perchlorates by Evolved Gas Analysis of Rocknest Soils: Global Implication},
  author={Paul Douglas Archer and Brad Sutter and Douglas W Ming and Christopher P McKay and Rafael Navarro-Gonzalez and Heather B. Franz and A. McAdam and Paul R Mahaffy},
  year={2013}
}
The Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM) instrument suite on board the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) recently ran four samples from an aeolian bedform named Rocknest. Rocknest was se-lected as the source of the first samples analyzed be-cause it is representative of both windblown material in Gale crater as well as the globally-distributed dust. The four samples analyzed by SAM were portioned from the fifth scoop at this location. The material de-livered to SAM passed through a 150 µm sieve and should… CONTINUE READING