Spectroscopic study of olivine-bearing rocks and its relevance to the ExoMars rover mission.

  title={Spectroscopic study of olivine-bearing rocks and its relevance to the ExoMars rover mission.},
  author={Marco Veneranda and Jose Antonio Manrique-Martinez and Guillermo Lopez‐Reyes and Jes{\'u}s Medina and Imanol Torre-Fdez and Kepa Castro and Juan Manuel Madariaga and Cateline Lantz and François Poulet and Agata M. Krzesińska and Helge Hellevang and Stephanie C. Werner and Fernando Rull},
  journal={Spectrochimica acta. Part A, Molecular and biomolecular spectroscopy},
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ExoMars Raman Laser Spectrometer: A Tool to Semiquantify the Serpentinization Degree of Olivine-Rich Rocks on Mars.

The results show that RLS can be very effective in identifying serpentine, a scientific target of primary importance for the potential detection of biosignatures on Mars-the main objective of the ExoMars rover mission.

ExoMars Raman Laser Spectrometer (RLS): development of chemometric tools to classify ultramafic igneous rocks on Mars

As this preliminary work suggests, ultramafic rocks on Mars could be effectively classified through the chemometric analysis of RLS data sets, the proposed chemometric tools could be applied to the study of the volcanic geological areas detected at the ExoMars landing site (Oxia Planum), whose mineralogical composition and geological evolution have not been fully understood.

Aqueous alteration processes in Jezero crater, Mars−implications for organic geochemistry

The Perseverance rover landed in Jezero crater, Mars in February 2021. We used the Scanning Habitable Environments with Raman and Luminescence for Organics and Chemicals (SHERLOC) instrument to



ExoMars Raman Laser Spectrometer: A Tool for the Potential Recognition of Wet-Target Craters on Mars.

In the present work, near-infrared, laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy, Raman, and X-ray diffractometer techniques have been complementarily used to carry out a comprehensive characterization of a

Mineralogy and chemistry of altered Icelandic basalts: Application to clay mineral detection and understanding aqueous environments on Mars

We used a suite of techniques, including those emulating compositional data sets obtained from Mars orbit and obtainable at the Mars surface, to examine aqueous alteration of basaltic rocks from

Mineralogy of an active eolian sediment from the Namib dune, Gale crater, Mars

The Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, is using a comprehensive scientific payload to explore rocks and soils in Gale crater, Mars. Recent investigations of the Bagnold Dune Field provided the

Textural and modal analyses of picritic basalts with ChemCam Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy

[1] The ChemCam instrument suite on the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity provides standoff compositional information using the first Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) on a planetary

Mineralogic and compositional properties of Martian soil and dust: Results from Mars Pathfinder

Mars Pathfinder obtained multispectral, elemental, magnetic, and physical measurements of soil and dust at the Sagan Memorial Station during the course of its 83 sol mission. We describe initial