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The Viking Seismic Experiment

Anderson, Don L. and Duennebier, Frederick K. and Latham, Gary V. and Toksöz, M. Fafi and Kovach, Robert L. and Knight, Tony C. D. and Lazarewicz, Andrew R. and Miller, Wayne F. and Nakamura, Yosio and Sutton, George (1976) The Viking Seismic Experiment. Science, 194 (4271). pp. 1318-1321. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.194.4271.1318.

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A three-axis short-period seismometer is now operating on Mars in the Utopia Planitia region. The noise background correlates well with wind gusts. Although no quakes have been detected in the first 60 days of observation, it is premature to draw any conclusions about the seismicity of Mars. The instrument is expected to return data for at least 2 years.

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Additional Information:© 1976 American Association for the Advancement of Science. Received for publication 15 November 1976. Numerous engineers and scientists at the Langley Research Center, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Bendix Aerospace Systems Division, and Martin Marietta Aerospace contributed to the seismic experiment. Francis Lehner designed the sensor. Ken Anderson , Anton Dainty, and W. Underwood contributed to the planning and collection of data. Financial support was provided by NASA Viking project office. We thank the Viking meteorology team and S. Hess for access to the meteorology data. This is contribution No. 2837 of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:The Viking Seismic Experiment DON L. ANDERSON, FREDERICK K. DUENNEBIER, GARY V. LATHAM, M. FAFI TOKSÖZ, ROBERT L. KOVACH, TONY C. D. KNIGHT, ANDREW R. LAZAREWICZ, WAYNE F. MILLER, YOSIO NAKAMURA, and GEORGE SUTTON Science 17 December 1976: 194 (4271), 1318-1321. [DOI:10.1126/science.194.4271.1318]
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