- Lecture 1.21: Evolution of the interior
- Lecture 1.22: Thermal spectroscopy and mineral identification
- Lecture 1.23: Geology from the Opportunity rover
- Lecture 1.24: Geochemistry from the Opportunity rover
- Lecture 1.25: Introduction to guest lectures
- Lecture 1.26: Mineralogy on Mars
- Lecture 1.27: Mineralogy on Mars (Part 2)
- Lecture 1.28: First results from Curiosity (Part 1)
- Lecture 1.29: First results from Curiosity
- Lecture 1.30: Where was the water on Mars?
Lecture 1.21: Evolution of the interior
- Wikipedia has a nice discussion of dynamo theory.
- David Stevenson wrote a nice review on our theoretical understanding of the interior of Mars after the discovery of the crustal magnetism. Google Scholar will help you find a PDF.
- Jack Connerney summarizes the observations of crustal magnetism
Lecture 1.22: Thermal spectroscopy and mineral identification
- The web site for TES contains a wealth of information
- The original Christiansen et al. paper discussing the discover of hematite, requires, of course, a subscription. Google Scholar can help.
Lecture 1.23: Geology from Opportunity Rover
- Opportunity is still alive today and continuing to explore Meridiani Planum. You can follow along.
- The Grotzinger et al. paper provides vivid detail. The official version is here but a non-subscription version is available from a Google Scholar search.
Lecture 1.24: Geochemistry from Opportunity Rover
- The Grotzinger et al. paper above is still relevent
- A good discussion of Mossbauer spectroscopy can be found here
- The paper from Klingelhofer et al describing the first Mossbauer results on Mars is here (or try Google Scholar)
Lecture 1.25: Introduction of Guest Lecturers
Lectures 1.26 & 1.27: Mineralogy of Mars
- Much of the discussion from Prof. Ehlmann's lecture comes from her comprehensive review article. Currently this requires a subscription. We're seeing if we can get a non-subscription version to be made available.
Lecture 1.28 & 1.29: Results from the Curiosity Rover
- Wikipedia contains a nice overview of the Curiosity Rover mission
- The official site from NASA contains up-to-the-minute information and all of the latest images that you can download and play with.
- Curiosity tweets, as does its sarcastic doppelganger
- An updated list of the key science papers from the Curiosity science team can be found here.
- Prof. Grotzinger's lecture is largely based on this paper, for which a free version can be found here.
Lecture 1.30: Where is the water on Mars
- Strangely, Water on Mars has its own Wikipedia page, which is a bit disorganized, but otherwise OK.
- Michael Carr has an excellent 2012 review on the fluvial history of Mars. A non-subscription version is available through ResearchGate. It will ask you to join, but you don't need to. Just press "view" (thanks to Charles King for tracking this down!)