The next frontier for planetary and human exploration

V. Stamenković, L. W. Beegle, K. Zacny, D. D. Arumugam, P. Baglioni, N. Barba, J. Baross, M. S. Bell, R. Bhartia, J. G. Blank, P. J. Boston, D. Breuer, W. Brinckerhoff, M. S. Burgin, I. Cooper, V. Cormarkovic, A. Davila, R. M. Davis, C. Edwards, G. EtiopeW. W. Fischer, D. P. Glavin, R. E. Grimm, F. Inagaki, J. L. Kirschvink, A. Kobayashi, T. Komarek, M. Malaska, J. Michalski, B. Ménez, M. Mischna, D. Moser, J. Mustard, T. C. Onstott, V. J. Orphan, M. R. Osburn, J. Plaut, A. C. Plesa, N. Putzig, K. L. Rogers, L. Rothschild, M. Russell, H. Sapers, B. Sherwood Lollar, T. Spohn, J. D. Tarnas, M. Tuite, D. Viola, L. M. Ward, B. Wilcox, R. Woolley

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The surface of Mars has been well mapped and characterized, yet the subsurface — the most likely place to find signs of extant or extinct life and a repository of useful resources for human exploration — remains unexplored. In the near future this is set to change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalNature Astronomy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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