Document Type

Dataset

Publication Date

5-3-2022

Keywords

Mars, Planetary Science, Space Exploration, Remote Sensing, Spectroscopy, Image Analysis, Geology, Mineralogy

Abstract

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) Curiosity rover has explored fluvio-deltaic, lacustrine, and aeolian strata as it climbed over 400 m in elevation over the first 2302 sols of its traverse. Curiosity’s Mast Camera (Mastcam) instrument is a pair of multispectral imagers covering visible to near-infrared (VNIR) wavelengths (445 nm - 1013 nm). Mastcam spectra can broadly distinguish between iron phases and oxidation states, and in combination with chemical data from other instruments, Mastcam spectra can help constrain mineralogy, depositional origin, and diagenesis. This dataset includes representative Mastcam spectra from >600 multispectral observations acquired across Curiosity’s traverse through Vera Rubin ridge (sols 0-2302). Each spectrum includes image metadata from the originating Mastcam observation, as well as geological metadata about the stratigraphy and feature type. The dataset also includes context images showing the location in each Mastcam image from which the spectra were extracted.

Metadata is available via the download link.

CSV datafile and a zip file of JPG images are available below.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.25710/rqr0-8x75

MastcamSpectra_withClasses.csv (1137 kB)
Mastcam Spectra with Classes

ROI_DCS_context_images.zip (101612 kB)
ROI DCS context images

Type

Text

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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