Emily Lakdawalla • August 04, 2010
Acidalia Planitia is a large basin in Mars' northern lowlands, a dark splotch visible even from Earth telescopes.
Ryan Anderson • July 31, 2010
Well folks, I'm headed off to Big Sky Country tomorrow (aka Montana)! I'll start the week at the MSL camera team meeting, where I will get all sorts of cool news about the MastCam, MAHLI and MARDI cameras which I will not be able to share with you.
Emily Lakdawalla • June 29, 2010
It turns out that Saturn's not the only place that displays geometrical shapes in its atmosphere. Earth does too.
Emily Lakdawalla • May 26, 2010
Exploring Earth analogues of space landscapes is a valuable activity that can help planetary scientists correctly interpret what their instruments are telling them.
Ryan Anderson • April 30, 2010
We started off Day 2 of the field trip by driving up onto the eroded rocks of what used to be the tidal flats of the ancient reef, between the shore and the continental shelf.
Ryan Anderson • April 26, 2010
Hello everyone, I’m back from the MarsSed 2010 meeting in El Paso!
Emily Lakdawalla • April 20, 2010
Yesterday I asked for suggestions for topics to write about, and you readers seem to have volcanoes on your minds!
Ryan Anderson • April 17, 2010
I’m headed off to El Paso Texas tomorrow! Why? Because that’s where the Mars Sedimentology and Stratigraphy workshop is!
Emily Lakdawalla • October 13, 2009
I have just posted four more blog entries from Juan Diego Rodgriguez-Blanco detailing the work conducted during this year's Artic Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition (AMASE).
Adrienne Kish • October 06, 2009
The expedition's goals were to integrate and test two new instruments for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory rover and four for ESA's ExoMars rover.
Juan Diego Rodriguez-Blanco • October 06, 2009
Emily Lakdawalla • August 31, 2009
High in the Arctic, just below Earth's north polar ice cap, biologists, geologists, and engineers come together in Svalbard every August to practice and prepare for an expedition to Mars.
Emily Lakdawalla • August 06, 2009
Now that it's high summer in the Arctic, it's time for research expeditions to swarm northward to explore icy landscapes as analogues to Mars and other far-off places.
Jani Radebaugh • July 29, 2009
Jani talks about the importance of understanding analogs we can easily visit on Earth to processes happening across the solar system.
Ryan Anderson • March 22, 2009
Friday was the last day of the field trip, and we spent it at the Petrified Forest National Park.
Ryan Anderson • March 20, 2009
Today we visited Grand Falls and the nearby dune field. Grand Falls is especially interesting because it combines many of the processes that are active in shaping planetary surfaces.
Ryan Anderson • March 19, 2009
Today was a long and awesome day. We started out at Meteor Crater, the youngest and best preserved impact crater on Earth!
Ryan Anderson • March 18, 2009
Today we visited the Grand Canyon. If you haven’t been there before, there is no way to convey what it is like.
Ryan Anderson • March 16, 2009
Today was all about volcanoes.
Today we made our way from Phoenix north to Flagstaff, and on the way stopped to check out some interesting geology in Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon.
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