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Low Cost, Low Power, Passive Muon Telescope for Interrogating Martian Sub-Surface
External Online Source: hdl:2014/42493
Author and Affiliation:
Kedar, Sharon(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Tanaka, Hirukui(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Naudet, Charles(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Plaut, Jeffrey J.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Jones, Cathleen E.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States);
Webb, Frank H.(Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech., Pasadena, CA, United States)
Abstract: It has been demonstrated on Earth that a low power, passive muon detector can penetrate deep into geological structures up to several kilometers in size providing high density images of their interiors. Muon tomography is an entirely new class of planetary instrumentation that is ideally suited to address key areas in Mars Science, such as: the search for life and habitable environments, the distribution and state of water and ice and the level of geologic activity on Mars today.
Publication Date: Jun 12, 2012
Document ID:
20130001839
(Acquired Jan 18, 2013)
Subject Category: LUNAR AND PLANETARY SCIENCE AND EXPLORATION
Document Type: Oral/Visual Presentation
Meeting Information: Concepts and Approaches for Mars Exploration Workshop; 12 - 14, Jun. 2012; Houston, TX; United States
Meeting Sponsor: Lunar and Planetary Inst.; Houston, TX, United States
NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Financial Sponsor: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Organization Source: Jet Propulsion Lab., California Inst. of Tech.; Pasadena, CA, United States
Description: 13p; In English; Original contains color illustrations
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: EXTRATERRESTRIAL WATER; GROUND PENETRATING RADAR; LOW COST; MARS (PLANET); MARS SURFACE; MUONS; PENETRATION; PLANETARY GEOLOGY; PLANETARY STRUCTURE; TOMOGRAPHY
Other Descriptors: MUONS; SUB-SURFACE; MARS
Availability Source: Other Sources
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