By R. S. Saunders, R. E. Arvidson, G. D. Badhwar, W. V. Boynton (auth.), Christopher T. Russell (eds.)
Mars, the main liveable of our sister planets, holds a unique position in our imaginations and in our area exploration application. absolutely 1/2 NASA's planetary exploration attempt is now dedicated to Mars. Key questions comprise: Has Mars ever harbored existence? Is there existence on Mars now? Will people be capable of live to tell the tale at the Martian floor? solutions to those questions lie in deciding upon the current position of water on Mars and its most likely stock some time past, and in selecting the current radiation surroundings of Mars. The 2001 Mars Odyssey project contributes tremendously those solutions by way of detecting near-surface water via measurements of neutron flux, from the detection of carbonates, and the quantification of its radiation atmosphere. This booklet captures the pursuits, the layout of the project and the main points of the tools carried to Mars. it may be of curiosity to each scientist drawn to partaking within the on-going exploration of Mars from graduate scholars to senior scientists because it offers the historical past details necessary to interpret the numerous interesting effects now showing from the mission.
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2001). The production of neutrons decreases roughly exponentially with depth in a planetary surface, with an e-folding length of'" 150 g/cm 2. The transport of neutrons in the planet depends very much on composition. , 1961). , 1988). The neutrons also have non-elastic interactions with nuclei. 1-1000 eV) can vary drastically among nuclei. For example, carbon and oxygen have very low absorption cross sections for neutrons with energies below '" 1 keV, but iron, titanium, and chlorine all have very high cross sections for absorbing low-energy neutrons.
Reedy, 1978) were basically correct. , 1999). , 2001), probably in the form of ice trapped on the permanently-shadowed floors of polar impact craters. , 2000). This instrument was similar in many respects to the Apollo GRS instrument. However, instead of being mounted on a boom to reduce background from the spacecraft, the NEAR GRS was partially surrounded by a BGO detector that could be operated in anticoincidence mode to reject spacecraft background. The NEAR GRS produced only limited compositional results for Eros during the spacecraft's orbital mission, due to the low gamma-ray emission rate from the asteroid.
THORNTON 2, J. L. LONGMIRE2, M. L. LITYAK 3 and A. K. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. A. arizona. edu) I (Received l3 September 2002; Accepted in final form 28 March 2003) Abstract. The Mars Odyssey Gamma-Ray Spectrometer is a suite of three different instruments, a gamma subsystem (GS), a neutron spectrometer, and a high-energy neutron detector, working together to collect data that will permit the mapping of elemental concentrations on the surface of Mars. The instruments are complimentary in that the neutron instruments have greater sensitivity to low amounts of hydrogen, but their signals saturate as the hydrogen content gets high.