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Title: The Rationale for a Long-Lived Geophysical Network Mission to Mars
Primary Author: William Bruce Banerdt
Secondary Author(s): Bruce Banerdt, Tilman Spohn, Ulli Christensen, Veronique Dehant, Linda Elkins-Tanton, Robert Grimm, Matthias Grott, Bob Haberle, Martin Knapmeyer, Philippe Lognonné, Franck Montmessin, Yosio Nakamura, Roger Phillips, Scot Rafkin, Peter Read, Gerald Schubert, Sue Smrekar, Mike Wilson
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Date: September 15, 2009
Summary: We advocate the placement of a geophysical network on Mars to investigate the deep interior using seismic, heat flow, precision tracking and electromagnetic sounding measurements. These stations should also support meteorological atmospheric boundary layer experiments.
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
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