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Temporal observations of bright soil exposures at Gusev crater, Mars
(Journal of Geophysical Research, 2011-01-27)
The Mars Exploration Rover Spirit has discovered bright soil deposits in its wheel tracks that previously have been confirmed to contain ferric sulfates and/or opaline silica. Repeated Pancam multispectral observations ...
Light-toned salty soils and coexisting Si-rich species discovered by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit in Columbia Hills
(Journal of Geophysical Research, 2008-12-19)
Light-toned soils were exposed, through serendipitous excavations by Spirit Rover wheels, at eight locations in the Columbia Hills. Their occurrences were grouped into four types on the basis of geomorphic settings. At ...
Distribution of hydrated minerals in the north polar region of Mars
(Journal of Geophysical Research, 2009-01-28)
The previous discovery of extensive deposits of hydrated minerals in Olympia Planum in the north polar region of Mars by the Mars Express OMEGA instrument raises important questions about the origin and subsequent ...
Mineralogic constraints on sulfur-rich soils from Pancam spectra at Gusev crater, Mars
(Geophysical Research Letters, 2007-07-06)
The Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Spirit excavated sulfur-rich soils exhibiting high albedo and relatively white to yellow colors at three main locations on and south of Husband Hill in Gusev crater, Mars. The multispectral ...