Development and testing of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the Mars Rover Program : elemental analysis at stand-off distances

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One of the most Fundamental pieces of information about any planetary body is the elemental cornposition of its surface materials. The Viking Martian landers employed XRF (x-ray fluorescence) and the MER rovers are carrying APXS (alpha-proton x-ray spectrometer) instruments upgraded from that used on the Pathfinder rover to supply elemental composition information for soils and rocks for which direct contact is possible. These in-situ analyses require that the lander or rover be in contact with the sample

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Cremers, D. A. (David A.); Wiens, R. C. (Roger C.); Arp, Z. A. (Zane A.); Harris, R. D. (Ronny D.) & Maurice, S. (Sylvestre) January 1, 2003.

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One of the most Fundamental pieces of information about any planetary body is the elemental cornposition of its surface materials. The Viking Martian landers employed XRF (x-ray fluorescence) and the MER rovers are carrying APXS (alpha-proton x-ray spectrometer) instruments upgraded from that used on the Pathfinder rover to supply elemental composition information for soils and rocks for which direct contact is possible. These in-situ analyses require that the lander or rover be in contact with the sample

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  • Submitted to: 6th Mars Conference, Pasadena, CA, July 21-25, 2003

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Cremers, D. A. (David A.); Wiens, R. C. (Roger C.); Arp, Z. A. (Zane A.); Harris, R. D. (Ronny D.) & Maurice, S. (Sylvestre). Development and testing of laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy for the Mars Rover Program : elemental analysis at stand-off distances, article, January 1, 2003; United States. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc928016/: accessed June 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.