Session outline
 
Space and Planetary Sciences(P)
Session Sub Category Planetary Sciences(PS)
Session ID P-PS02
Title Mars
Short title Mars
Convener Name Takehiko Satoh
Affiliation Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-convener 1. Name Masaki Ishiwatari
Affiliation Department of Cosmosciences, Graduate school of Science, Hokkaido University
Co-convener 2. Name Sho Sasaki
Affiliation Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University
Co-convener 3. Name Yoshiyuki O. Takahashi
Affiliation Graduate School of Science, Kobe University
Co-convener 4. Name Ayako Matsuoka
Affiliation Research Division for Space Plasma, Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency
Co-convener 5. Name Hideaki Miyamoto
Affiliation The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Co-convener 6. Name Sushil Atreya
Affiliation University of Michigan
International Symposium 'International Symposium' in addition to Scientific session.
Language English
Scope The study of Mars is rapidly adding new chapters with the US, European, Russian, AND Asian missions. A total of seven active missions (5 in orbit: Odyssey, MRO, MAVEN, Mars Express, and Mangalyaan, and 2 on the surface: MSL-Curiosity and MER-Opportunity) is the largest number ever at a given time at Mars, which demonstrates humanityfs strong commitment to Mars exploration and its scientific significance. Synergetic investigations with on-going or already completed missions together with theoretical and numerical studies and earth-based remote sensing observations are gradually revealing the nature of Earthfs most closely resembling but reddish planet. Morphology and variable phenomena seen on the surface (RSLs, for example) indicate the red planet may possibly be still active, and require a clear understanding of its current geologic and atmospheric state, climate evolution and habitability. > Thus, this session is planned to discuss recent results from a broad spectrum of Mars studies (the surface, atmosphere, interior, surrounding plasma environment, and the system's evolution history). Abstracts on instrumentation and future mission plans are also encouraged for this session, as both the presenters and the listeners would greatly benefit from discussions and feedbacks.
Type of presentation Oral and Poster presentation
Invited papers