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- Localization and Physical Property Experiments Conducted by Opportunity at Meridiani Planum

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Table 1. Rock energy/volume for RAT grinding for targets for the Gusev crater and Meridiani Planum (bold text) sites and selected rocks ground in the laboratory. Descriptions of terrestrial rock samples and targets ground by the Spirit rover at the Gusev site are given in (10). The table provides updated values for the Spirit rocks. Opportunity rock values are from (19).

Rock target Grindability (J/mm3)

Terrestrial non-vesicular basalt 66-133
Terrestrial dolomite 85
Gusev Humphrey rock 83
Gusev Mazatzal rock 65
Gusev Adirondack rock 51
Terrestrial limestone 17-21
Guadalupe 7.3
Terrestrial shale 5.2
Bounce rock 3.7
Pilbara 1.0
McKittrick 0.92
Flatrock

0.45

 

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