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Low Cost, Low Power, Passive Muon Telescope for Interrogating Martian Sub-SurfaceIt 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.
Document ID
20130001839
Document Type
Presentation
External Source(s)
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
August 27, 2013
Publication Date
June 12, 2012
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other
Keywords
Muons
sub-surface
Mars