PDA

View Full Version : Mars Express Preparing to Look Underground



Fraser
2005-Sep-07, 08:49 AM
SUMMARY: The MARSIS radar instrument on board Mars Express is now extended and fully operational, and ESA scientists have begun using it to probe beneath the surface of Mars in search of water and ice. During this initial commissioning phase, operators have used the instrument to examine Mars' topography to compare its reading against previous readings of the Red Planet to make sure its calibrated correctly. Within a few weeks they'll start isolating areas where the radar is penetrating beneath the surface to start mapping out underground layers.

View full article (http://www.universetoday.com/am/publish/marsis_collects_1st_surface_data.html)
What do you think about this story? post your comments below.