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Detection and Characterization of Rocks and Rock Size-Frequency Distributions at the Mars Science Laboratory Landing Sites
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Rock abundance maps of the final four Mars Science Laboratory landing sites.

1M. Golombek, 1A. Huertas, 1D. Kipp, 1C. Molfese and 1F. Calef

1Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology

Mars 7, 1-22, 2012 | doi:10.1555/mars.2012.0001
Submitted: May 1, 2012; Reviewed: August 1, 2012; Accepted: August 3, 2012; Published: August 4, 2012

Rock size-frequency distributions are measured in HiRISE images of the Mars Science Laboratory landing sites and risks for landing quantified. All sites meet the engineering criteria and are safe for landing MSL.

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