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3D Vision for Mars 2020 Mastcam-Z: Pre-Assessment of processing techniques and geologic use cases

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Gerhard Paar, C. Koeberl , G. Hesina, B.Huber, C. Traxler

47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, March 21-25, US ,

Abstract:

The Mars 2020 mission builds upon the discoveries from the Curiosity Mars rover and the two Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, to enhance our understanding of Mars’ potential as a habitat for past or present life. The rover will use its own instruments on Mars for visual, mineralogical, and chemical analysis down to a microscopic scale to iden-tify candidate features that may have been formed by past life, as well as other features of geological inter-est. It will also collect and package a carefully selected set of samples for possible return to Earth by a future mission.