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Testing drilling and imaging for ExoMars 2020

Akos Kereszturi and Gabor Ujvari

Research Centre for Astronomy and Earth Sciences (MTA CSFK)



65 sites have been investigated and 572 images were collected allowing the comparison of remote sensing and in-situ information. In four sites drilling was performed. Borehole walls were imaged by a probe and nearby open air outcrops. The acquired samples are investigated using an optical microscope, FTIR and Raman spectrometers at the Hungarian home institute. The establishment of such complex datasets is aimed at providing suggestions for targeting and interpreting ExoMars rovers’ drilling and laboratory analysis activities, especially for identifying and discriminating fluvial and aeolian transport modes on Mars.


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