The Effect of Iron Minerals on the Thermal Decomposition of Calcium and Magnesium Sulfates: Implications for Interpretation of MSL SAM Evolved Gas Analyses


Amy McAdam1, Christine A Knudson2, Brad Sutter3, Heather B. Franz1, Greg M Wong4, Doug Archer Jr.3, James M. T. Lewis1, Cherie Achilles1, Slavka C Andrejkovicova5, Jennifer L Eigenbrode1, Douglas W Ming6, Richard V Morris6 and Paul R Mahaffy7, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)CRESST/University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, (3)Jacobs Technology, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (4)Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, United States, (5)Universities Space Research Association Greenbelt, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (6)NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX, United States, (7)NASA Goddard SFC, Greenbelt, MD, United States