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Lakes on Mars

Lakes on Mars
A Book

by Nathalie A. Cabrol,Edmond A. Grin

  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 2010-09-15
  • Pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes are unique markers of the impact of environmental changes. Past and current missions have now demonstrated that water once flowed at the surface of Mars early in its history. Evidence of ancient ponding has been uncovered at scales ranging from a few kilometers to possibly that of the Arctic ocean. Whether life existed on Mars is still unknown; upcoming missions may find critical evidence to address this question in ancient lakebeds as clues about Mars’ climate evolution and its habitability potential are still preserved in their sedimentary record. Lakes on Mars is the first review on this subject. It is written by leading planetary scientists who have dedicated their careers to searching and exploring the questions of water, lakes, and oceans on Mars through their involvement in planetary exploration, and the analysis of orbital and ground data beginning with Viking up to the most recent missions. In thirteen chapters, Lakes on Mars critically discusses new data and explores the role that water played in the evolution of the surface of Mars, the past hydrological provinces of the planet, the possibility of heated lake habitats through enhanced geothermal flux associated with volcanic activity and impact cratering. The book also explores alternate hypotheses to explain the geological record. Topographic, morphologic, stratigraphic, and mineralogic evidence are presented that suggest successions of ancient lake environments in Valles Marineris and Hellas. The existence of large lakes and/or small oceans in Elysium and the Northern Plains is supported both by the global distribution of deltaic deposits and by equipotential surfaces that may reflect their past margins. Whether those environments were conducive to life has yet to be demonstrated but from comparison with our planet, their sedimentary deposits may provide the best opportunity to find its record, if any. The final chapters explore the impact of climate variability on declining lake habitats in one of the closest terrestrial analogs to Mars at the Noachian/Hesperian transition, identify the geologic, morphologic and mineralogic signatures of ancient lakes to be searched for on Mars, and present the case for landing the Mars Science Laboratory mission in such an environment. First review on the subject by worldwide leading authorities in the field New studies with most recent data, new images, figures, and maps Most recent results from research in terrestrial analogs

The Lakes of Mars

The Lakes of Mars
A Book

by Chris Orsman

  • Publisher : Auckland University Press
  • Release : 2008-06-01
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN : 1775581896
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This stunning collection of poems is a characteristic mix of thoughtful reflection and precise imagery of landscape. Each piece captures an ordinary moment with a visual clarity but always pushes the descriptions further, broadening the intellectual and moral meaning. Finding a true balance, they re-create historical moments with vividness while evoking the gifts and loss of the past. From the Wellington hills to the light art of Bill Culbert, the poetry displayed here is distinctive, scrupulous, and splendid.

Exobiology and Future Mars Missions

Exobiology and Future Mars Missions
A Book

by Christopher P. McKay

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 73
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Water on Mars

Water on Mars
A Book

by Michael H. Carr,Geologist Branch of Astrogeology Michael H Carr

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Using imagery and research gleaned from the Viking space mission, this study traces the search for water on the planet Mars. It explores the morphology of the planet's surface, and the chemistry and mineralogy of both near-surface rocks and meteorites orig

Water on Mars and Life

Water on Mars and Life
A Book

by Tetsuya Tokano

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2004-09-14
  • Pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9783540206248
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs. "Water on Mars and Life" surveys recent advances made in research into water on Mars together with its astrobiological implications. Addresses not only scientists working in the field but also nonspecialists and students in search of a high-level but accessible introduction to this exciting field of research.

Knowledge

Knowledge
A Monthly Record of Science

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1895
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Rand McNally International Bankers Directory

Rand McNally International Bankers Directory
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1905-07
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mars - A Warmer, Wetter Planet

Mars - A Warmer, Wetter Planet
A Book

by Jeffrey S. Kargel

  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 2004-07-23
  • Pages : 557
  • ISBN : 9781852335687
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mars is the Solar System's other wild, wet, water world. Long believed to have become cold, dead, and dry aeons ago, we now having striking new proof, not only that Mars was a relatively warm and wet place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast reserves of water frozen beneath the planet's surface. This compelling new evidence may well boost the chances of a manned mission to Mars sooner, rather than later. The discovery is also forcing a complete rethink about the mechanisms of global planetary change. What does the drastic turn of events on Mars mean for Earth's climate system? Could life have thrived on Mars very recently, and might it survive today in short-term hibernation? Will humans soon be capable of living off the natural resources that Martian hydrogeology has naturally offered us? Will humans one day be capable of setting off the same chain of events that nature has repeatedly triggered to set off warm, wet episodes on Mars? How could Mars be terraformed into a New World? (And should we even contemplate doing so?) This book offers a visually beautiful, scientifically detailed and accurate presentation of the evidence that has forced this new revolution in Mars science. From the reviews:"Long believed to have been cold, dead and dry for eons, there is now striking new proof that not only was Mars a relatively warm and wet place in geologically recent times, but that even today there are vast reserves of water frozen beneath the planet's surface. In this absorbing, beautifully illustrated book, Kargel describes the still-unfolding revolution in our knowledge about the Red Planet and how future concepts of Mars will continue to be molded by new revelations of four billion years of geology". (LUNAR AND PLANETARY INFORMATION BULLETIN)nbsp; From the reviews:" This exhaustive, effusive, and enthusiastic book conveys the excitement of frontline scientific research about as well as can be done. Kargel describes himself as a member of the "Tucson Mafia," a group of scientists in full rebellion against the "Mars Establishment" and its belief in a cold, dry Mars. His ideas are presented in meticulous detail, supported by hundreds of superb pictures, many taken by the author himself. Some--perhaps most--of his ideas are controversial and may ultimately prove to be wrong, as he himself often points out, but we have to applaud the (sometimes career-risking) courage with which he has pursued them. In spite of the large amount of rather technical information, the reader is swept along by the author's enthusiasm in conveying it and ability to integrate it into a coherent vision. The reader also learns about the process of science: the thrill of having a new idea and discussing it with others at conferences and cafes (and bars), the drudgery often involved in pursuing the idea, the perils of the formal review process for publications and grant applications, and the roles played by personality conflicts and power politics. Summing Up: Enthusiastically recommended. All levels. "nbsp;(T. Barker, CHOICE, March 2005)

New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey

New Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars

Exobiology in the Solar System and the Search for Life on Mars
Report from the ESA Exobiology Team Study, 1997-1998

by European Space Agency

  • Publisher : ESA Publications
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 188
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Antarctic News Clips

Antarctic News Clips
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Space World

Space World
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MECA Symposium on Mars

MECA Symposium on Mars
Evolution of Its Climate and Atmosphere

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 131
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New Scientist

New Scientist
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Case for Mars V

The Case for Mars V
Proceedings of the Fifth Case for Mars Conference Held May 26-29, 1993, at the University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado

by Penelope J. Boston

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN : 9780877034599
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lunar and Planetary Science

Lunar and Planetary Science
Abstracts of Papers Submitted to the ... Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lunar and Planetary Science XXI

Lunar and Planetary Science XXI
Abstracts of Papers Submitted to the Twenty-first Lunar and Planetary Science Conference

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1990
  • Pages : 1388
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Workshop on Water on Mars

Workshop on Water on Mars
A Lunar and Planetary Institute/MECA Workshop, Hosted by NASA/Ames Research Center, November 30 - December 1, 1984

by Stephen Mark Clifford

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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MARS

MARS
The Monuments at Risk Survey of England, 1995 : Main Report

by Timothy Darvill,Andrew K. Fulton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1998
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A detailed report of the country-wide archaeological survey commissioned by English Heritage and carried out in association with the RCHME between 1994 and 1996, aimed at assessing the present condition of England's ancient monuments and setting out a framework to ensure future survival. The report is made up of endless charts, graphs, and statistics and concludes that the combined threat of development, agriculture and natural erosion demands the implementation of an integrated and strategic policy of heritage management.

The Graphic Arts

The Graphic Arts
A Treatise on the Varieties of Drawing, Painting, and Engraving, in Comparison with Each Other and with Nature

by Philip Gilbert Hamerton

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 508
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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