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Title: Modern Exploration Mars Odyssey


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Modern ExplorationMars Odyssey
  • NASAs theme for Mars exploration, Follow the
    Water, began with the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission
  • Odyssey, and every mission since, has addressed
    the Mars programs four goals
  • Determine whether life ever arose on Mars
  • Characterize the climate of Mars
  • Characterize the geology of Mars
  • Prepare for human exploration

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Modern ExplorationMars Odyssey
  • Objectives
  • Determine the abundance of hydrogen, most likely
    in the form of water ice, in the shallow
    subsurface
  • Globally map the elements that make up the
    surface
  • Acquire high-resolution thermal infrared images
    of surface minerals
  • Provide information about the structure of the
    Martian surface
  • Record the radiation environment in low Mars
    orbit as it relates to radiation-related risk to
    human exploration

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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
  • Launched April 7, 2001 arrived October 24, 2001
  • 3 instruments
  • Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)
    mineralogy
  • Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) elemental
    composition
  • Martian Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE)

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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
  • Launched April 7, 2001 arrived October 24, 2001
  • 3 instruments
  • Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS)
    mineralogy
  • Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS) elemental
    composition
  • Martian Radiation Environment Experiment (MARIE)

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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
Credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
Credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
Credit NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
  • Notable results from Odyssey
  • Evidence for vast amounts of subsurface water ice
    at both polar regions
  • Can you see it?

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Modern ExplorationOdyssey
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