Atmospheric Spectroscopy At Gale Crater On Mars

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
July 25, 2018
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Atmospheric Spectroscopy At Gale Crater On Mars

Currently, Mars is the celestial object with the biggest quantity of devices made by mankind.

This fact explain the astronomical quantity of data available about this planet, which allows several studies in several lines of research. Here we present the result of a monograph in Space Geophysics, in a graduation in Geophysics, the data used were collected by the device PFS (Planetary Fourier Spectrometer) in the mission MEX (Mars Express) launched in 2006. The main aim was the verification of the existence of methane (CH 4 ) in a specific region in the atmosphere of the Red Planet. The target region, Gale Crater, is where the Rover Curiosity is right now. Therefore, the choice was because the strong evidence of liquid water in the past on this site, and because Curiosity has identified an unusual amount of methane in the local atmosphere.

V. A. Oliveira e P. H. Mombelli
(Submitted on 24 Jul 2018)

Comments: 2 pages, 2 figures, conference paper
Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
Journal reference: Boletim da Sociedade Astron\^omica Brasileira, 2018
Cite as: arXiv:1807.09385 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1807.09385v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
Submission history
From: Vinicius Abreu Oliveira
[v1] Tue, 24 Jul 2018 23:07:20 GMT (1320kb)

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