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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 6
Grand Falls and Sand Dunes

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/20 04:35 CDT

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.

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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 5
Meteor Crater, Walnut Canyon, and Red Mountain

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/19 05:45 CDT

Today was a long and awesome day. We started out at Meteor Crater, the youngest and best preserved impact crater on Earth!

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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 4
The Grand Canyon

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/18 05:30 CDT

Today we visited the Grand Canyon. If you haven’t been there before, there is no way to convey what it is like.

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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 3
SP Flow and Sunset Crater

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/16 05:10 CDT

Today was all about volcanoes.

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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 2
Sedona and Oak Creek Canyon

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/16 04:45 CDT

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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Planetary Surface Processes Field Trip: Day 1
Greetings from Phoenix!

Posted by Ryan Anderson on 2009/03/14 04:30 CDT

After a hectic week of tying up loose ends and running around like a chicken with its head cut off, I now have my proster done for the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, and am in Phoenix for the Planetary Surface Processes field trip, led by my adviser Jim Bell.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: return to civilization

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/29 02:25 CST

The team returns to civilization, having completed their Antarctic mission.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: snow ends the season

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/26 02:25 CST

The team wraps up their collection activites.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: tantalizingly close to the 500-meteorite mark

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/18 02:15 CST

The season total is at 489, tantalizingly close to the 500 meteorite barrier.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: bad days make for more blog fodder

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/13 02:10 CST

Writer's block strikes the expedition, as the group continues to collect meteorites.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: 237 meteorites await the long drive to Houston

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/09 02:10 CST

Fifty-five meteorites are collected by the team in a single day.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: not for the impatient

Posted by ANSMET team on 2009/01/04 01:55 CST

The team makes progress while facing extreme weather conditions.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: put-in at last; week of productive searches

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/29 01:50 CST

A week of productive searching near the Davis Nunataks.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: more waiting; runway's ready; ralph goes home

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/22 01:50 CST

As the team waits, the runway is finished, and Ralph makes an exit.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: waiting

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/17 01:40 CST

The team is delayed for a week in McMurdo.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: preparations

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/10 01:35 CST

The team arrives in Antarctica to prepare for the expedition.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: in Christchurch, New Zealand

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/12/02 01:30 CST

The rest of ANSMET's team are in Christchurch after a long, long session of travel.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: introduction

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/25 01:10 CST

ANSMET will post blog entires on their research during their 33rd field season.

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The Antarctic search for meteorites: who's going, and where we are going

Posted by ANSMET team on 2008/11/01 02:40 CDT

A summary of the 2008-2009 expedition team, and where they will go to hunt meteorites.

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Sands on Earth, Sands on Mars

Posted by Jim Bell on 2008/06/13 01:49 CDT

One of the ways that planetary scientists try to understand the origin and evolution of landforms on other planets is by studying similar kinds of landforms or "analogs" here on the Earth. For the past few days I've been working with a group of colleagues doing just that--specifically, studying dunes in the Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in order to try to better understand the nature of sand dunes on Mars.

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