A study of the past climatic conditions through rock and sediment analysis
The geology of Mars holds important information on the previous climatic conditions of the planet. The main goal of this project is to analyze the nature of the rocks around the MDRS to determine these conditions and to produce a satisfying model of their formation. As the surface of Mars is now mainly dry, the wind is the only cause of erosion and the observation of the sediments should provide enough data to estimate the atmospheric conditions and dominant winds. A global mapping of the rocks localization according to their nature is planned to reconstruct the past landscape and obtain a global model of the wind directions and sedimentation around the station.