CheMin (Chemistry and Mineralogy)
December 4, 2015. MSL
Release 10 includes new CheMin raw (EDR) and derived (RDR) data from
sols 939 through 1062, March 28 through August 2, 2015.
Some EDRs for Buckskin were obtained at the end of the sol range for release
10 (sol 1062), but analysis of Buckskin was not complete until
after that sol. For this reason, the RDRs for Buckskin are not in release
10 but will be in release 11, which will be available on March 16, 2016.
CheMin identifies and measures the abundance of
various minerals on Mars using X-ray diffraction. CheMin
analyzes powdered rock samples generated by the rover's
drill and soil samples collected by the rover's scoop.
CheMin data sets are produced by the CheMin Team at NASA
Ames Reseach Center.
CheMin Data Sets
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