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Scientific rationale and requirements for a global seismic network on Mars

Solomon, Sean C. and Anderson, Don L. and Banerdt, W. Bruce and Butler, Rhett G. and Davis, Paul M. and Duennebier, Frederick K. and Nakamura, Yosio and Okal, Emile A. and Phillips, Roger J. (1991) Scientific rationale and requirements for a global seismic network on Mars. NASA Contractor Report, 188806. National Aeronautics and Space Administration , Houston, TX.

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Little is known of the internal structure or composition of Mars or the present rates and characteristics of tectonic activity and meteoroid impacts. The scientific tool best suited to address these issues is seismology. While a simple seismic experiment was included on the two Viking landers, one of the instruments did not operate and the experiment was severely limited by the location of the sensor high on the lander, the low sensitivity of the instrument, and the limited data rate allocated to seismic measurements.

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Official Citation:Scientific rationale and requirements for a global seismic network on Mars. Report of a workshop., by Solomon, S. C.; Anderson, D. L.; Banerdt, W. B.; Butler, R. G.; Davis, P. M.; Duennebier, F. K.; Nakamura, Y.; Okal, E. A.; Phillips, R. J.. Lunar and Planetary Inst., Houston, TX (USA), 1991, 57 p.
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