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XTerramechanics: Integrated Simulation of Planetary Surface Missions

Andrade, José and Lindemann, Randel and Iagnemma, Karl and Trease, Brian and Vlahinić, Ivan and Senatore, Carmine (2012) XTerramechanics: Integrated Simulation of Planetary Surface Missions. . (Unpublished)

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Are there contemporary habitats elsewhere in the solar system with necessary conditions, organic matter, water, energy, and nutrients to support or sustain life. Are there habitats that have experienced conditions similar to those on Earth when life emerged ,an abode of possible lifelong past. Mars and Europa(Jupiter’s icy moon)have been identified as the most relevant and immediate in the quest to answer these questions. Beyond Mars and Europa, every celestial body of interest appears to have its own geological history and every new discovery accentuates the overall complexity of our solar system. The exploration of Mars and Europa, and others, both remotely and in situ, is a central priority as part of NASA’s current and future goals for understanding the building of new worlds, the requirements for planetary habitats, and the workings of the solar system.

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