Arvidson, R. E. and Ehlmann, B. L. (2004) Localization and Physical Properties Experiments Conducted by Spirit at Gusev Crater. Science, 305 (5685). pp. 821-824. ISSN 0036-8075. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20121018-095833847
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The precise location and relative elevation of Spirit during its traverses from the Columbia Memorial station to Bonneville crater were determined with bundle-adjusted retrievals from rover wheel turns, suspension and tilt angles, and overlapping images. Physical properties experiments show a decrease of 0.2% per Mars solar day in solar cell output resulting from deposition of airborne dust, cohesive soil-like deposits in plains and hollows, bright and dark rock coatings, and relatively weak volcanic rocks of basaltic composition. Volcanic, impact, aeolian, and water-related processes produced the encountered landforms and materials.
|Additional Information:||© 2004 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received May 2004; accepted 2 July 2004. Work funded by NASA through the Mars Exploration Rover Project. We thank the MER team of scientists and engineers, who made the landing, traverses, and science observations a reality.|
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|Deposited By:||Tony Diaz|
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