Mars’ Surface Radiation Environment Measured with the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover

@article{Hassler2014MarsSR,
  title={Mars’ Surface Radiation Environment Measured with the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity Rover},
  author={D. Hassler and C. Zeitlin and R. Wimmer-Schweingruber and B. Ehresmann and S. Rafkin and J. Eigenbrode and D. Brinza and G. Weigle and S. B{\"o}ttcher and E. B{\"o}hm and S. Burmeister and Jingnan Guo and J. K{\"o}hler and C. Martin and G. Reitz and F. Cucinotta and M. Kim and D. Grinspoon and M. Bullock and A. Posner and J. G{\'o}mez-Elvira and A. Vasavada and J. Grotzinger and M. Team},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={343}
}
The Radiation Assessment Detector (RAD) on the Mars Science Laboratory’s Curiosity rover began making detailed measurements of the cosmic ray and energetic particle radiation environment on the surface of Mars on 7 August 2012. We report and discuss measurements of the absorbed dose and dose equivalent from galactic cosmic rays and solar energetic particles on the martian surface for ~300 days of observations during the current solar maximum. These measurements provide insight into the… Expand
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