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Signs Of Ancient Mars Lakes And Quakes Seen In New Map

Signs Of Ancient Mars Lakes And Quakes Seen In New Map

Provided by NASA/USGS Long ago, in the largest canyon system in our solar system, vibrations from "marsquakes" shook soft sediments that had accumulated in Martian lakes. The shaken sediments formed features that now appear as a series...

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Scars Of Mars Early History
2013-10-10 10:35:24

Ripped apart by tectonic forces, Hebes Chasma and its neighboring network of canyons bear the scars of the Red Planet’s early history.

Fly Through Valles Marineris On Mars
2013-07-15 11:38:00

Glide through part of the largest canyon on Mars, Valles Marineris, in this stunning color movie from ESA's Mars Express.

Geologist Find Unusual Land Formation On Mars
2012-03-23 06:10:46

Geologists at the University of Washington found that a previously unseen landform on Mars could help provide a window into the geological history of the Red Planet.

Image 1 - ESA Is Going 3D
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In space, astronauts learn to live and work in three dimensions. Now you can experience space with an extra dimension with ESA’s collection of 3D images.

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2010-06-16 15:28:02

Almost 40 years ago, NASA's Mariner 9 spacecraft relayed to Earth the first video images of Mars' northern polar ice cap, revealing a strange pattern of spiral swirls that has puzzled scientists ever since.

2010-05-26 15:28:00

PASADENA, Calif., May 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have helped scientists solve a pair of mysteries dating back four decades and provided new information about climate change on the Red Planet. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The Shallow Radar, or SHARAD, instrument aboard MRO revealed subsurface geology allowing scientists to reconstruct the formation of a large chasm and a series of spiral troughs on the...

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2010-05-26 12:40:00

Scientists have reconstructed the formation of two curious features in the northern ice cap of Mars—a chasm larger than the Grand Canyon and a series of spiral troughs—solving a pair of mysteries dating back four decades while finding new evidence of climate change on Mars.

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2005-06-10 17:13:16

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft, show Coprates Chasma, a major trough in the Valles Marineris canyon system.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.