31st Annual Meeting of the DPS, October 1999
Session 47. Mars Surface: Spectra Posters
Poster Group II, Thursday-Friday, October 14, 1999, , Kursaal Center

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[47.05] Imaging Spectrometry of SNC Meteorites: A Lesson for sample analysis on Martian surface

A. Maturilli, V. Formisano, D. Grassi, G. Bellucci (IFSI-CNR, Area di ricerca Roma Tor Vergata, Italy)

Six image cubes in the visible of two SNC meteorites (Nackla and Chassigny) have been studied as possible examples of imaging spectrometry of Martian soil samples in situ analysis. On one hand we confirm the mineralogical composition of the two meteorites (piroxenes, augite, in the Nackla one, and olivine in the Chassigny one). On the other hand, we underline the difficulties intrinsic in this method of study, which while allows the discovery of the presence of small inclusions in the texture of the sample, often does not allow a clear identification of minerals, specially when unusually structured spectra are observed.

The author(s) of this abstract have provided an email address for comments about the abstract: formisan@nike.ifsi.rm.cnr.it

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