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MSL data in the PDS and the Analyst's Notebook, Working with the archived science & engineering data
post Mar 17 2018, 02:35 PM
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Mars Science Laboratory Release 17

The NASA Planetary Data System announces the seventeenth release of data from
the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) mission, covering data acquired from
Sol 1773 through Sol 1869 (August 1 to November 8, 2017).

This release consists of raw and derived data sets from the following
Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS)
Chemistry & Micro-Imaging (ChemCam)
Chemistry and Mineralogy (CheMin)
Dynamic Albedo of Neutrons (DAN)
Hazard Avoidance Cameras (Hazcam)
Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI)
Mars Descent Imager (MARDI)
Mast-mounted Cameras (Mastcam)
Navigation Cameras (Navcam)
Position Localization and Attitude Correction Estimate Storage (PLACES)
Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD)
Rover Environmental Monitoring Station (REMS)
Sample Analysis at Mars (SAM)
Spacecraft, Planet, Instrument, Pointing C-Matrix, and Event kernels (SPICE)

To access the above data for this release:

Links to all MSL data sets may be found on the PDS Geosciences Node web
site http://pds-geosciences.wustl.edu/missions/msl/. The data may also
be reached from the main PDS home page, https://pds.nasa.gov/. MSL data
are archived at the PDS Atmospheres, Planetary Plasma Interactions
(PPI), Geosciences, Imaging, and Navigation and Ancillary Information
Facility (NAIF) Nodes.
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post Apr 30 2018, 06:09 PM
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Where can I find reports and papers that actually draw conclusions from MSL data? I have seen many reports of the form "We are going to go over there to look at possible Hematite etc" but not a lot of "Here is what we found and here are the implications."

Within a year of landing MSL did confirm one thing it was sent to find, which is "There was a lot of water on Mars a long time ago." Ohhhkay. But that was over 5 years ago. I have seen all the pretty pictures, which tell me that most of the parts of Mars we have visited look to the non-geologist a whole lot like all the other parts of Mars we have visited. I have more variety of rocks in my back yard. Maybe a future mission to more volcanic areas will provide something different.

But in the meantime, where are the papers on what has ben learned since starting up Mt Sharp?
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post Apr 30 2018, 07:15 PM
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This PDF

Has links out to a LOT of MSL science results.
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