Planetary science: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars

Giovanni Picardi, Jeffrey J. Plaut, Daniela Biccari, Ornella Bombaci, Diego Calabrese, Marco Cartacci, Andrea Cicchetti, Stephen M. Clifford, Peter Edenhofer, William M. Farrell, Costanzo Federico, Alessandro Frigeri, Donald A. Gurnett, Tor Hagfors, Essam Heggy, Alain Herique, Richard L. Huff, Anton B. Ivanov, William T.K. Johnson, Rolando L. JordanDonald L. Kirchner, Wlodek Kofman, Carlton J. Leuschen, Erling Nielsen, Roberto Orosei, Elena Pettinelli, Roger J. Phillips, Dirk Plettemeier, Ali Safaeinili, Roberto Seu, Ellen R. Stofan, Giuliano Vannaroni, Thomas R. Watters, Enrico Zampolini

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Abstract

The martian subsurface has been probed to kilometer depths by the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument aboard the Mars Express orbiter. Signals penetrate the polar layered deposits, probably imaging the base of the deposits. Data from the northern lowlands of Chryse Planitia have revealed a shallowly buried quasi-circular structure about 250 kilometers in diameter that is interpreted to be an impact basin. In addition, a planar reflector associated with the basin structure may indicate the presence of a low-loss deposit that is more than 1 kilometer thick.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1925-1928
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume310
Issue number5756
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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Picardi, G., Plaut, J. J., Biccari, D., Bombaci, O., Calabrese, D., Cartacci, M., ... Zampolini, E. (2005). Planetary science: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars. Science, 310(5756), 1925-1928. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1122165

Planetary science : Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars. / Picardi, Giovanni; Plaut, Jeffrey J.; Biccari, Daniela; Bombaci, Ornella; Calabrese, Diego; Cartacci, Marco; Cicchetti, Andrea; Clifford, Stephen M.; Edenhofer, Peter; Farrell, William M.; Federico, Costanzo; Frigeri, Alessandro; Gurnett, Donald A.; Hagfors, Tor; Heggy, Essam; Herique, Alain; Huff, Richard L.; Ivanov, Anton B.; Johnson, William T.K.; Jordan, Rolando L.; Kirchner, Donald L.; Kofman, Wlodek; Leuschen, Carlton J.; Nielsen, Erling; Orosei, Roberto; Pettinelli, Elena; Phillips, Roger J.; Plettemeier, Dirk; Safaeinili, Ali; Seu, Roberto; Stofan, Ellen R.; Vannaroni, Giuliano; Watters, Thomas R.; Zampolini, Enrico.

In: Science, Vol. 310, No. 5756, 23.12.2005, p. 1925-1928.

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Picardi, G, Plaut, JJ, Biccari, D, Bombaci, O, Calabrese, D, Cartacci, M, Cicchetti, A, Clifford, SM, Edenhofer, P, Farrell, WM, Federico, C, Frigeri, A, Gurnett, DA, Hagfors, T, Heggy, E, Herique, A, Huff, RL, Ivanov, AB, Johnson, WTK, Jordan, RL, Kirchner, DL, Kofman, W, Leuschen, CJ, Nielsen, E, Orosei, R, Pettinelli, E, Phillips, RJ, Plettemeier, D, Safaeinili, A, Seu, R, Stofan, ER, Vannaroni, G, Watters, TR & Zampolini, E 2005, 'Planetary science: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars', Science, vol. 310, no. 5756, pp. 1925-1928. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1122165
Picardi G, Plaut JJ, Biccari D, Bombaci O, Calabrese D, Cartacci M et al. Planetary science: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars. Science. 2005 Dec 23;310(5756):1925-1928. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1122165
Picardi, Giovanni ; Plaut, Jeffrey J. ; Biccari, Daniela ; Bombaci, Ornella ; Calabrese, Diego ; Cartacci, Marco ; Cicchetti, Andrea ; Clifford, Stephen M. ; Edenhofer, Peter ; Farrell, William M. ; Federico, Costanzo ; Frigeri, Alessandro ; Gurnett, Donald A. ; Hagfors, Tor ; Heggy, Essam ; Herique, Alain ; Huff, Richard L. ; Ivanov, Anton B. ; Johnson, William T.K. ; Jordan, Rolando L. ; Kirchner, Donald L. ; Kofman, Wlodek ; Leuschen, Carlton J. ; Nielsen, Erling ; Orosei, Roberto ; Pettinelli, Elena ; Phillips, Roger J. ; Plettemeier, Dirk ; Safaeinili, Ali ; Seu, Roberto ; Stofan, Ellen R. ; Vannaroni, Giuliano ; Watters, Thomas R. ; Zampolini, Enrico. / Planetary science : Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars. In: Science. 2005 ; Vol. 310, No. 5756. pp. 1925-1928.
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