Rover Senses Carbon Dioxide
December 16, 2004
This graph, consisting of data acquired on Mars from the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's mini-thermal emission spectrometer, shows the light, or spectral, signature of carbon dioxide. Carbon dioxide makes up the bulk of the thin martian atmosphere.
Topics: Environment, Mars, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Spirit, Martian soil, Sleepy Hollow, Carbon dioxide, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover