Program Papers

New Directions in Robotic Exploration of Mars

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Work enabled by this KISS Study:

K. A. Farley,
C. Malespin,
P. Mahaffy,
J. P. Grotzinger, R. E. Milliken,
M. Malin,
K. S. Edgett,
A. Pavlov, et al.
"In Situ Radiometric and Exposure Age Dating of the Martian Surface", Science, Vol. 343, No.6169,
DOI: 10.1126/science. 1247166.
January 24, 2014. (pdf)

Papers that have acknowledged this KISS Study:

K. A. Farley,
J. A. Hurowitz,
P. D. Asimow,
N. S. Jacobson,
J. A. Cartwright
"A double— spike method for K—Ar measurement: a technique for high precision in-situ dating on Mars and other planetary surfaces," Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. Vol. 110, Pages 1-12. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.02.010.
June 1, 2013. (pdf)
M. Coleman,
M. Hecht,
J. A. Hurowitz,
E. Neidholdt,
J. Polk, M. Sinha, W. Sturhahn,
W. Zimmerman
"In Situ Geochronology as a Mission-Enabling Technology", Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE. March 3-10, 2012. (pdf)
C. B. Stipe,
E. Guevara,
J. Brown,
G. R. Rossman
"Quantitative laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy of potassium for in-situ geochronology on Mars", Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy Vol. 70,
Pages 45-50. DOI: 10.1016/j.sab.2012.04.010.
April, 2012. (pdf)
J. A. Hurowitz,
K. A. Farley,
N. S. Jacobson,
P. D. Asimow,
J. A. Cartwright, J. M. Eiler,
G. R. Rossman,
K. Waltenberg
"A New Approach to In-situ K-Ar Geochronology," International Workshop on Instrumentation for Planetary Missions. 2012 (pdf)
G. Kocurek,
R. C. Ewing
"Source-to-Sink: An Earth/Mars Comparison of Boundary Conditions for Aeolian Dune Systems," SEPM Special Publication No.102. 2012. (pdf)
J. A. Hurowitz,
O. Aharonson,
M. Channon,
S. Chemtob,
M. Coleman,
J. Eiler, et. al.
"In-Situ K-Ar Geochronology: Age Dating for Solar System Sample Return Selection," The Importance of Sample Return to Solar System Science.
2011. (pdf abstract)

For questions contact: John Eiler, Dan McCleese or Michele Judd


John Eiler

John Eiler Robert P. Sharp Professor of Geology and Professor of Geochemistry

Joel Hurowitz

Joel Hurowitz Director's Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory