Instruments on the rover, including its Mossbauer spectrometer, show the rocks are stony, but also contain iron-bearing minerals present in meteorites found on Earth, such as kamacite and troilite.
What does MB stand for?
MB stands for Mossbauer Spectrometer (NASA)
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At Eagle crater, Opportunity's Mossbauer spectrometer, which is sensitive to iron-rich minerals, revealed that many there contain iron-based salts in concentrations of 5 to 10 percent.
Before the Mossbauer spectrometer took its first measurements, Squyres surmised that the fine-grained particles in the soil are bound only weakly by electrostatic forces.