Published April 13, 2018 | Version v1
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NEWTON instrument performance excample: Magnetic and mineralogical evidences for the origin of an impact crater-like structure of the Barda Negra plateau basalts (Argentina) now interpreted as giant caprock sinkhole

  • 1. NTA, Payloads Technology and Space Sciences
  • 2. University of Trier


The EU-funded (H2020) NEWTON project aims to develop a new portable multi-sensor magnetic instrument for planetary surface exploration. In this context magnetic devices have been tested with the general scientific objective to constrain the origin of crater-like structures. As a case study a 1.5 km wide and 40 m deep crater-like structure within the [U+0334][U+0334] 10 Ma old Barda Negra basaltic plateau, located 35 km to the South of Zapala in Argentina, was investigated. D



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NEWTON – New portable multi-sensor scientific instrument for non-invasive on-site characterisation of rock from planetary surface and sub-surfaces 730041
European Commission