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Mars exploration

May 5, 2001

An international flotilla of spacecraft are to be sent to Mars over the next decade in an effort to understand the planet's geology and climate history, and to determine whether some form of life ever started there. At least two spacecraft will be sent at each launch opportunity, and at times up to four spacecraft may be operating simultaneously at the planet.

Publication Year 2001
Title Mars exploration
DOI 10.1038/35084200
Authors M. H. Carr, James B. Garvin
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Nature
Index ID 70209890
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization Astrogeology Science Center