Density, gram per cu. cm.

FIGURE 5.9. Variation of atmospheric densities of Mars (estimated) and Earth with altitude.

Density, gram per cu. cm.

information should be obtainable about the planet. Although the low atmospheric pressure (and mass density) near the Martian surface will be a drawback for the landing of an instrumented capsule on the surface, the fact that the mass density is correspondingly low at high altitudes would be of advantage to a Martian orbiter.

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