JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2020

Session information

[E] Oral

P (Space and Planetary Sciences ) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS08] Mars and Mars system: results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies and aspects for future missions

convener:Hideaki Miyamoto(University of Tokyo), Tomohiro Usui(Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Yuki Harada(Kyoto University), Sushil K Atreya(University of Michigan Ann Arbor)

A wealth of new data from the US, European, Russian, and the Asian exploration missions are contributing to improved understanding of geologic and climate evolution and the habitability of Mars. Eight spacecraft are currently operating at Mars, with six in orbit (Odyssey, MRO, MAVEN, Mars Express, Mangalyaan and TGO) and two on the surface (MSL-Curiosity and InSight), the largest number ever at any given time. In addition, Mars 2020, ExoMars and the Emirates Mars Mission are all scheduled to be launched in 2020. JAXA's MMX mission to explore Phobos, Deimos, and Mars is scheduled for a 2024 launch. This shows that the scientific community, international space agencies and the general public are committed to the exploration of the fascinating world of Mars. Synergistic investigations of ongoing or already completed missions together with modeling studies and earth-based observations are gradually revealing the nature of Earth's most closely resembling planet, which took a different evolutionary track than the other terrestrial planets. Seasonally, temporally and episodically variable phenomena seen on the surface and the atmosphere indicate that Mars is presently active. Thus, this session is planned to discuss recent results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies encompassing the interior, surface, atmosphere, plasma environment, and the Mars system including its two satellites. Abstracts on instrumentation and future mission plans are also encouraged for this session, as both the presenters and the audience would greatly benefit from ensuing discussions and feedbacks.

*Geronimo Luis Villanueva1, Giuliano Liuzzi1,2, Matteo James Crismani1, Shohei Aoki3, Ann-Carine Vandaele3, Michael Jon Mumma1, Michael D Smith1, Frank Daerden3, Ian R Thomas3, Miguel Angel Lopez-Valverde4, Bojan Ristic3, Manish R Patel5, Giancarlo Bellucci6, Jose Juan Lopez-Moreno4 (1.NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, 2.Department of Physics, American University, USA, 3.Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy, Belgium, 4.Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía, Spain, 5.Open University, UK, 6.Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia, Italy)

*Yannick Willame1, Ann C. Vandaele1, Arianna Piccialli1, Cédric Depiesse1, Frank Daerden1, Ian R. Thomas1, Bojan Ristic1, Jon Mason2, Manish R. Patel2, Giancarlo Bellucci3, Jose-Juan Lopez-Moreno4, NOMAD Team (1.Royal Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (IASB-BIRA), av. Circulaire 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium, 2.School of Physical Sciences, The Open University, Milton Keynes, UK, 3.Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali (IAPS/INAF), Via del Fosso del Cavaliere, 00133 Rome, Italy, 4.Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (IAA/CSIC), Granada, Spain)