Mojave Mars Simulant

DESCRIPTION

MMS-1: Mojave Mars Simulant 1 (MMS-1) is based on original research conducted by NASA/JPL in 2007 supporting the Mars Phoenix mission. Our MMS-1 simulant is composed of Saddleback Basalt from the same sources used by the JPL. Whole rocks are crushed to aggregate, then sift-separated by grain size. Sifted and filtered MMS-1 is then sterilized by baking and vacuum packed.

MMS-2: Enhanced Mojave Mars Simulant 2 (MMS-2) is a chemically enriched blend of Mars regolith simulant. Based on MMS-1, we add Iron III Oxide, Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Oxide and Calcium Oxide. The addition of these compounds changes the Aluminum Oxide : Iron Oxide ratio. This ratio is critical - on Earth, aluminum oxides are dominant, while iron oxides are more abundant on Mars. By changing the Al:Fe Ratio, we can get MMS-2 closer to the chemical composition of Mars than any other Martian simulant.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES

Density

 
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Grading

 
 

CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

 
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DOCUMENTS

MMS-1 Material Safety Data Sheet:

MMS-1 MSDS

Original NASA/JPL Research:

Mojave Mars Simulant: Characterization of a new geologic Mars analogue.