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Prospective Lava Tubes at Hellas Planitia

Status Report From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Antonio Paris, Evan Davies, Laurence Tognetti, Carly Zahniser


After surveying 1,500 images from MRO, this investigation has identified three candidate lava tubes in the vicinity of Hadriacus Mons as prospective sites for manned exploration. This investigation, therefore, concluded that terrestrial lava tubes can be leveraged for radiation shielding and, accordingly, that the candidate lava tubes on Mars (as well as known lava tubes on the lunar surface) can serve as natural radiation shelters and habitats for a prospective crewed mission to the planet.


Comments: 16

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Journal reference: Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences, 2019

Cite as: arXiv:2004.13156 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:2004.13156v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Antonio ParisĀ 

[v1] Mon, 27 Apr 2020 20:27:34 UTC (7,101 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2004.13156


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