Characterization of Martian Surface Mineralogy and Habitability

Grant #: NNX13AK19A
Senior Scientist: Janice Bishop

Characterization of the Martian surface via orbit and landed investigations is proposed here.  We will be analyzing data collected by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) that is currently in orbit at Mars.  We are also performing lab analyses that provide ground truthing for the MRO-CRISM data.

Dr. Bishop is a Co-I on the CRISM (Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars) team, where Dr. Bishop is leading the spectral identification tasks related to hydrated minerals and surface alteration.