"The CheMin mineralogical instrument on the MSL mission and the field-portable TERRA version available for NAI field campaigns"
Speaker: David Blake
Date/Time: Monday, June 30, 2008 11:00AM Pacific
Abstract: Dr. Blake will describe the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) '09 mission and its CheMin XRD/XRF instrument. A terrestrial field-deployable version of CheMin (called "TERRA") will be available to perform in situ analyses during NAI field campaigns. The TERRA instrument has already been proven to be invaluable on field expeditions to Spitsbergen (Norway), the dry valleys of Antarctica, Canada (twice), and Rio Tinto (Spain).