After an introduction to Mars exploration, I concentrated my presentation on the instruments orbiting around the planet. I explained how they work and showed several observations example. I spent a little more time on visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy as it allows to characterize mineralogy. I finally ended with the results from a study carry out in the e-Mars team on the past habitability conditions in the vicinity of Valles Marineris.
My slides are available freely on slideshare (with the exception of the slides with unpublished results!) and directly below.
I will give a public conference on November 17th for the Lyon Astronomical Society. It will be held in the public library of Saint-Genis-Laval starting at 5:30pm.
I will talk of orbital datasets combination, especially visible-near infrared reflectance spectroscopy, to better understand Mars evolution during first billion years. I will use some of the last results produced by the e-Mars team.