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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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Special Coverage from the 2006 Arctic Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition

Posted by Jake Maule on 2006/08/22 06:40 CDT

Jake Maule reports from the 2006 Arctic Mars Analogue Svalbard Expedition.

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Europa on Earth: The Sulfur Springs of Borup Fiord Pass, Ellesmere Island

Posted by Stephen Grasby on 2006/07/19 04:00 CDT

From June 21 to July 6, 2006, a four-person team traveled to Borup Fiord Pass to perform geological field studies to compare with satellite images.

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The Borup Fiord Field Site

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2006/07/01 04:25 CDT

The Sulfur Springs of Borup Fiord Pass, Ellesmere Island, offer an excellent Europa analog.

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The Devon Diaries

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2002/07/24 05:35 CDT

Emily Lakdawalla reports on her expedition to Devon Island, where The Planetary Society is taking steps toward the goal of humans and robots working together to explore Mars.

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Haughton Impact Crater

Posted by Emily Lakdawalla on 2002/01/01 05:45 CST

Haughton Crater measures about 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) in diameter, and was formed 23 million years ago when either an asteroid or a comet collided with our planet.

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