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The next frontier for planetary and human exploration

Stamenković, V. and Fischer, W. W. and Kirschvink, J. L. and Orphan, V. J. (2019) The next frontier for planetary and human exploration. Nature Astronomy, 3 (2). pp. 116-120. ISSN 2397-3366. doi:10.1038/s41550-018-0676-9.

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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.

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Additional Information:© 2019 Springer Nature Publishing AG. Published 14 January 2019. We thank the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) for kick-starting this work through a KISS Workshop held 12–16 February 2018 at the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Studies (CIFAR) for allowing this discussion to expand with the Earth 4D workshop. Part of this work was carried out at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, under a contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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