Mars: science before settlement

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Schwartz, James S.J.
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2019-06-28
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Mars , Planetary protection , Planetary science , Space science , Space settlement
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I review Mars science goals, including those associated with the study of Mars’ past and present habitability, as well as those associated with understanding Mars’ atmosphere and climate. I argue that Mars settlement initiatives would likely frustrate attempts to satisfy many of these goals, and therefore that it would be prudent for the Mars science community to prioritize those investigations most threatened by human settlement of Mars.

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James S. J. Schwartz (2019) Mars: Science Before Settlement, Theology and Science
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Taylor & Francis
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1474-6700
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