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MESSENGER Visible and Infrared Spectrograph (VIRS) Data Users’ Workshop 2014

About the Workshop

Since entering orbit in 2011, MESSENGER’s Visible and Infrared Spectrograph (VIRS) has acquired >10 million spectra of Mercury’s surface and created the first spectral maps of the solar system’s innermost planet. These data are available in NASA's Planetary Data System (PDS). A MESSENGER Visible and Infrared Spectrograph (VIRS) Data Users' Workshop was held in association with the 45th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference on Monday, March 17, 2014 to introduce users to the MASCS/VIRS data sets. Here you can find the agenda from the meeting, the presentation slides, and various resources to help you work with VIRS data.