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Pancam and Microscopic Imager observations of dust on the Spirit Rover: Cleaning events, spectral properties, and aggregates

Mars, The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration

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Abstract

This work describes dust deposits on the Spirit Rover over 2000 sols through examination of Pancam and Microscopic Imager observations of specific locations on the rover body, including portions of the solar array, Pancam and Mini-TES calibration targets, and the magnets. This data set reveals the three "cleaning events" experienced by Spirit to date, the spectral properties of dust, and the tendency of dust particles to form aggregates 100 um and larger.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Pancam and Microscopic Imager observations of dust on the Spirit Rover: Cleaning events, spectral properties, and aggregates
Series title:
Mars, The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration
Volume
5
Year Published:
2010
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mars Informatics Inc.
Publisher location:
Los Angeles, CA
Contributing office(s):
Astrogeology Science Center
Description:
17 p.
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mars, The International Journal of Mars Science and Exploration
First page:
129
Last page:
145
Other Geospatial:
Mars