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Experiments in Reduced Gravity

Sediment Settling on Mars

Experiments in Reduced Gravity: Sediment Settling on Mars is the first book to be published that reflects experiments conducted on Martian geomorphology in reduced gravity.

This brief yet important short-format book on sediment experiments assesses the theoretical and empirical foundation of the models used to analyze the increasing information we have on the past geography on Mars. The book also evaluates the need to develop new methods for analyzing new information by providing a conceptual outline and a case study on how experiments can be used to test current theoretical considerations. The conceptual approach to identifying the need for and role of experiments will be of interest to planetary scientists and also geoscientists-not immediately involved with Mars-but those using experiments in their research who can apply the book’s concepts.

The Mars Curiosity rover landing nearly a year ago sparked renewed and global interest in exploration of the red planet. News of private and governmental entities considering more unmanned and even manned flights to Mars is gaining momentum and getting the attention of investors.

Paperback, 50 Pages

Published: August 2014

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-12-799965-4


  • 1. Sedimentary rocks as archives of surface hydrology on Mars
    2. Experiments on Martian geomorphology in reduced gravity
    3. The MarsSedEx 1 Experiment
    4. Outlook on further experiments


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