The next frontier for planetary and human exploration

V. Stamenković*, L. W. Beegle, K. Zacny, D. D. Arumugam, P. Baglioni, N. Barba, J. Baross, M. S. Bell, R. Bhartia, J. G. Blank, P. J. Boston, D. Breuer, W. Brinckerhoff, M. S. Burgin, I. Cooper, V. Cormarkovic, A. Davila, R. M. Davis, C. Edwards, G. EtiopeW. W. Fischer, D. P. Glavin, R. E. Grimm, F. Inagaki, J. L. Kirschvink, A. Kobayashi, T. Komarek, M. Malaska, J. Michalski, B. Ménez, M. Mischna, D. Moser, J. Mustard, T. C. Onstott, V. J. Orphan, M. R. Osburn, J. Plaut, A. C. Plesa, N. Putzig, K. L. Rogers, L. Rothschild, M. Russell, H. Sapers, B. Sherwood Lollar, T. Spohn, J. D. Tarnas, M. Tuite, D. Viola, L. M. Ward, B. Wilcox, R. Woolley

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The surface of Mars has been well mapped and characterized, yet the subsurface — the most likely place to find signs of extant or extinct life and a repository of useful resources for human exploration — remains unexplored. In the near future this is set to change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)116-120
Number of pages5
JournalNature Astronomy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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