Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover

@article{Leshin2013VolatileIA,
  title={Volatile, Isotope, and Organic Analysis of Martian Fines with the Mars Curiosity Rover},
  author={L. Leshin and P. Mahaffy and C. Webster and M. Cabane and P. Coll and P. Conrad and P. Archer and S. Atreya and A. Brunner and A. Buch and J. Eigenbrode and G. Flesch and H. Franz and C. Freissinet and D. Glavin and A. McAdam and K. Miller and D. Ming and R. Morris and R. Navarro-Gonz{\'a}lez and P. Niles and T. Owen and R. Pepin and S. Squyres and A. Steele and J. Stern and R. Summons and D. Sumner and B. Sutter and C. Szopa and S. Teinturier and M. Trainer and J. Wray and J. Grotzinger},
  journal={Science},
  year={2013},
  volume={341}
}
Samples from the Rocknest aeolian deposit were heated to ~835°C under helium flow and evolved gases analyzed by Curiosity’s Sample Analysis at Mars instrument suite. H2O, SO2, CO2, and O2 were the major gases released. Water abundance (1.5 to 3 weight percent) and release temperature suggest that H2O is bound within an amorphous component of the sample. Decomposition of fine-grained Fe or Mg carbonate is the likely source of much of the evolved CO2. Evolved O2 is coincident with the release of… Expand
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