What ChemCam’s first shots tell us about martian dust?

J. Lasue*, A. Cousin, P.Y. Meslin, N. Mangold, R.C. Wiens, O. Forni, O. Gasnault, W. Rapin, S. Schröder, A. Ollila, G. Berger, E. Dehouck, J. Johnson, S. Le Mouélic, S. Maurice, R. Anderson, D. Blaney, B Clark, S.M. Clegg, C. D'UstonC. Fabre, Walter Goetz, N. Lanza, Morten B. Madsen, Francisco Javier Martin-Torres, N. Melikechi, A. Mezzacappa, H. Newsom, V. Sautter, M.P. Zorzano, MSL Science Team

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to conferenceUnpublished paper


ChemCam is a Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) instrument on-board the NASA Mars Science Laboratory rover that has been exploring Gale Crater, Mars for the past four years.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages2
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017
Event48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference - The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, The Woodlands, United States
Duration: 20 Mar 201724 Mar 2017


Conference48th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference
Abbreviated titleLPSC 2017
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityThe Woodlands
Internet address

Bibliographical note

Support from the French Space Agency (CNES) and NASA’s Mars Program Office are acknowledged.


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