Dust Spectra from Above and Below
December 16, 2004
Spectra of martian dust taken by the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit's mini-thermal emission spectrometer are compared to that of the oribital Mars Global Surveyor's thermal emission spectrometer. The graph shows that the two instruments are in excellent agreement.
Topics: Environment, Mars, Spacecraft, Space exploration, Spectra, Thermal Emission Spectrometer, Thermal infrared spectroscopy, Mini-TES, Mars Space Flight Facility, Spectrometers, Mars Exploration Rover, Spirit rover, oribital Mars Global Surveyor, Spirit