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Poster Session: Not Headed Downhill Yet: Celebrating 10 Years of Curiosity at Gale Crater

Tuesday, March 14, 2023, 6:30 PM
Town Hall Exhibit Area

Swida O. B.* Foing B. H. Vleugels C. A.
Simulation of Mars Curiosity Computer Vision for Low Cost Autonomous Navigation System [#2654]
Develop a low-cost autonomous navigational algorithm using the images captured by the instruments on Mars Curiosity that is applicable for future missions.
Gambrill J. A.* Martínez G. M. Sebastián E.
Analyses of Thermal Noise in Curiosity's Ground Temperature Measurements [#2568]
Identification of and analysis on noise present within ground temperature measurements by Curiosity’s REMS instrument.
Henley T. L. J.* Schmidt M. E. Bray S. L. Zheng J. J. Marincic I. K. et al.
Dust Coverages on Horizontal Rock Targets in Gale Crater: Influences of Seasonal Winds, Elevation, and Proximity to Active Dune Fields [#1547]
Horizontal rock targets recorded throughout MSL have demonstrated how elevation, seasonal winds, and proximity to aeolian dune deposits affect surficial dust abundances.
Johnson J. R.* Bell J. F. Merusi M. Joseph J. Rice M. et al.
Recent Spectrophotometric Observations Along the MSL and Mars2020 Rover Traverses [#1387]
The MSL and Mars2020 rovers acquired new multispectral and stereo images at multiple times of sol to enable photometric studies of materials along the traverses.
Manelski H. T.* Sheppard R. Y. Fraeman A. A. Wiens R. C. Johnson J. R. et al.
Variability in Mt. Sharp Group Bedrock as Seen by ChemCam Passive and Active Spectra [#1410]
Passive spectra taken by ChemCam in the Mt. Sharp group are examined using multivariate techniques and are compared to LIBS elemental data.
Hoffman M. E.* Newsom H. E. Clegg S. M. Gasda P. J. Lanza N. et al.
ChemCam Sulfur Abundances in the Knockfarril Hill Member, Gale Crater, Mars [#2660]
Using ChemCam data and a multivariate sulfur calibration model developed by Clegg et al. to analyze chemistry from the Knockfarril Hill member of Gale crater.
VanBommel S. J.* Berger J. A. Gellert R. O'Connell-Cooper C. D. McCraig M. A. et al.
Analysis of Sub-cm Chemical Endmembers with the Mars Science Laboratory Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer: A Demonstrated Improvement in Derived Elemental Stoichiometry [#1214]
Improved analysis of APXS rasters betters constraints for mineral detections at the subcentimeter level within APXS data.
Litvak M. L.* Mitrofanov I. G. Gellert R. Djachkova M. V. Lisa D. I. et al.
Depth Distribution of Chlorine at the Gale Crater According to DAN and APXS Measurements Onboard the Curiosity [#1997]
Using Curiosity DAN and APXS data we examine depth distribution of Cl at Gale and revealed two components: surface Cl (concentration>1%) and shallow Cl (<1%).
Djachkova M. V.* Nikiforov S. Y. Mitrofanov I. G. Litvak M. L. Lisov D. I. et al.
Water and Chlorine Abundances Within Distinct Geological Units in Gale Crater [#2160]
We present the assessment of water equivalent hydrogen and absorption equivalent chlorine data gathered by the dynamic albedo of neutrons for MSL geologic units.
Dibb S. D.* Hardgrove C. J.
Correlation Between Average Local Relief and Passive Thermal Neutron Count Rates Measured by the Curiosity Rover Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN) Instrument [#2427]
We discuss the correlation between thermal neutron count rates measured by Curiosity/DAN and variable topographic relief around the rover.
Berner A.* Czarnecki S. Hardgrove C. Gasda P. J. Mesick K.
Analyzing the Effect of High-Relief Topography on Active Neutron Measurements [#2686]
We present our analysis of data taken by the DAN instrument onboard the Curiosity rover to understand the effect of topography on thermal neutron counts.
Czarnecki S.* Hardgrove C. Rampe E. B. Smith R. J. Gasda P. J.
Constraining the Hydration of X-Ray Amorphous and Clay Mineral Phases in Gale Crater, Mars [#2768]
Constraining hydrated phases in Gale crater with DAN water and CheMin mineralogy has implications for water/rock ratios and alteration redox, pH, and chemistry.
Simpson S. L.* Achilles C. A. Rampe E. B. Bristow T. F. Blake D. F. et al.
The Composition of X-Ray Amorphous Materials in Gale Crater, Mars [#2781]
Here we discuss ongoing efforts to determine the composition and potential origins of the X-ray amorphous materials detected by the CheMin X-ray diffractometer.
Valdueza J. E.* Hausrath E. M. Bristow T. F. Rampe E. B.
Testing Destruction of Clay Minerals by Silica-Poor Brines in Gale Crater, Mars Using Laboratory and Field Experiments [#2562]
This study examines the impacts of silica-poor brines on clay mineral alteration in laboratory dissolution experiments with future field experiments planned.
Turner S. M. R. Schwenzer S. P.* Bridges J. C. Sutter B. Thorpe M. T. et al.
The Role of Olivine in Fe-Carbonate Formation in Gale Crater, Mars [#2337]
We investigate carbonate formation in Gale crater by using thermochemical modeling to explore the role of olivine and its preferential dissolution in Gale.
Haber J. T.* Horgan B. Potter-McIntyre S. Broz A. Smith R.
Evidence of Increased Surface Exposure and Diagenetic Alteration in Evaporitic Environments on Earth and Mars [#2577]
Near-shore or deep-lake / How can we tell the difference? / Earth rocks can help us.