Author(s): Michael Hecht
Co-Author(s): Kathryn Fishbaugh, Shane Byrne, Ken Herkenhoff, Stephen Clifford, Timothy N. Titus, Oded Aharonson
Panel Selection: Mars: Not Phobos and Deimos.
Institution: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The polar regions of Mars represent a unique environment for determining the mechanisms of martian climate change over geological time. Using terrestrial paleoclimatology methods, subsurface access to the polar layer deposits should be a high priority for future Mars exploration.