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Title: Radar soundings of the subsurface of Mars
Authors: Picardi, Giovanni
Plaut, Jeffrey J.
Biccari, Daniela
Bombaci, Ornella
Calabrese, Diego
Cartacci, Marco
Cicchetti, Andrea
Clifford, Stephen M.
Edenhofer, Peter
Farrell, William M.
Federico, Costanzo
Frigeri, Alessandro
Gurnett, Donald A.
Hagfors, Tor
Heggy, Essam
Herique, Alain
Huff, Richard L.
Ivanov, Anton B.
Johnson, William T. K.
Jordan, Rolando L.
Kirchner, Donald L.
Kofman, Wlodek
Leuschen, Carlton J.
Nielsen, Erling
Orosei, Roberto
Pettinelli, Elena
Phillips, Roger J.
Plettemeier, Dirk
Safaeinili, Ali
Seu, Roberto
Stofan, Ellen R.
Vannaroni, Giuliano
Watters, Thomas R.
Zampolin, Enrico
Keywords: Mars
Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument (MARSIS)
Mars Express orbiter
Issue Date: 23-Dec-2005
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
Citation: Science 310, 1925 (2005) ; doi : 10.1126/science.1122165
Abstract: The martian subsurface has been probed to kilometer depths by the Mars Advanced Radar for Subsurface and Ionospheric Sounding instrument aboard the Mars Express orbiter. Signals penetrate the polar layered deposits, probably imaging the base of the deposits. Data from the northern lowlands of Chryse Planitia have revealed a shallowly buried quasi-circular structure about 250 kilometers in diameter that is interpreted to be an impact basin. In addition, a planar reflector associated with the basin structure may indicate the presence of a low-loss deposit that is more than 1 kilometer thick.
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