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  • Frits Westra
    Forwarded by: fwestra@hetnet.nl (Frits Westra) URL: http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars-surveyor-01f.html Original Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001
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      URL: http://www.spacedaily.com/news/mars-surveyor-01f.html
      Original Date: Mon, 3 Dec 2001 20:57:25 +0100

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      New Research Reveals Mars' Lumpy Magnetic Field

      Boulder - Dec 3, 2001
      New research from the University of Colorado at Boulder reveals that
      areas of the surface of Mars may be protected from the full force of
      solar radiation by areas of intensely magnetized crust.

      The startling vision of Mars' magnetosphere is being explored by David
      Brain, a doctoral student at CU-Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric
      and Space Physics and his research advisor, Professor Fran Bagenal,
      using magnetometer data from NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft.

      Brain's research has implications for the escape of atmospheric gases
      into space and climate evolution on the red planet, as well as the
      radiation environment of these areas -- possibly making them safer
      landing sites for future human expeditions.

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