Special section introduction on MicroMars to MegaMars

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The study of Earth's surface and atmosphere evolved from local investigations to the incorporation of remote sensing on a global scale. The study of Mars has followed the opposite progression, beginning with telescopic observations, followed by flyby and orbital missions, landers, and finally rover missions in the last ∼20 years. This varied fleet of spacecraft (seven of which are currently operating as of this writing) provides a rich variety of datasets at spatial scales ranging from microscopic images to synoptic orbital remote sensing.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Special section introduction on MicroMars to MegaMars
Series title Icarus
DOI 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.08.021
Volume 280
Year Published 2016
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 2 p.
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Last page 2
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