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Cloud Observations from the Mars Science Laboratory Mission: Seasonal Variability, Scattering Phase Function, and Validation of Optical Depths using Lidar Measurements of Terrestrial Cirrus Clouds
Using images from the Navigation Cameras onboard the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) rover Curiosity, atmospheric movies were created to monitor the cloud activity above its landing site, Gale Crater. Over the course of two ...
Radiative Transfer in the Martian Environment: In-Situ Results from the MSL Curiosity Rover and Laboratory Experimentation on Martian Regolith and Crystalline Rock Analogs
Global circulation models predicted a suppressed planetary boundary layer within Gale Crater prior to the landing of the Mars Science Laboratory. Images from Mars allow the amount of suspended dust near the crater floor ...
Planetary Micro-Rovers with Bayesian Autonomy
In this dissertation, we present the Beaver μrover, a 6kg solar-powered planetary rover that is designed to perform exploration missions such as the Northern Light Mars mission, as well as to extend the capabilities of ...
Investigation of Small Scale (<50m) Surface Features on Mars' North Polar Cap Using Data from HiRISE
The North Polar Layered Deposits (NPLD) of Mars host a wide array of small scale (<50m) features likely to be formed by aeolian processes. Taking data from the High Resolution Imaging Scientific Experiment (HiRISE), features ...
Biosignature detection in Mars Analogue Aqueous Alteration Minerals Using Raman Spectroscopy
The Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group states in their documentation regarding science goals, objectives, investigations and priorities, that the number one goal of Mars exploration is to determine if Mars ever supported ...
The Distribution of Organic Material in Mars-Analogue Volcanic Rocks, as Determined with Ultraviolet Laser-Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopy
With continuous advancements in technology and space research, the priorities of scientists who study the surface of Mars have shifted from characterizing the environment to detecting signs of life. Hence, research programs ...