Astrogeology Science Center
Presented here are variety of data selected from a collection of data commonly referred to as the Lunar Consortium Data. This pre-Clementine data set consists of products derived from Apollo, Lunar Orbiter, Galileo, and Zond 8 missions. Select data collected from Earth-based observations are also included as part of this collection.
TES Observations of the South Pole
T.N. Titus (Oak Ridge Associated Universities), H.H. Kieffer, K.F. Mullins (U.S. Geological Survey)
he recession of the south polar cap has been observed telescopically and from spacecraft in both the visible and thermal regions. Although a simple cap-edge versus time plot has commonly been used, without regard as to...
Kieffer, H.H., Titus, T.N., Mullins, K.F., Becker, K., Johnson, J., Christensen, P.
The early part of the Mars Global Surveyor mission provided good TES coverage of the Mars south polar region.
Jets on Mars
Nature, August 2006. CO2 Jets on Mars: Scientists have now found a better explanation for the dark spots and fans found on the south polar region of Mars. These spots, which can cover tens of square kilometers, are visible in the cryptic region. Originally, it was suggested that the spots were soil, exposed after early defrosting...
Why Study Ice on Mars?
On Earth, there’s a plethora of variables driving environmental change, from natural processes to the activities of humans. While Mars is most similar to Earth of all the known extraterrestrial worlds, its climate is still extremely different from our watery abode. The recent discovery of ice on the red planet’s surface has given us a new climate driver to study....
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The Mars-Ice project is a joint project between the USGS Astrogeology Research Program (Flagstaff, AZ) and the Arizona State University Mars Space Flight Facilty (Tempe, AZ) to bring together a single resource for the exploration of martian ices. Much of this research is done at the USGS Flagstaff Science Center.
The Mars Global Digital Dune Database (MGD3)
The Mars Global Digital Dune Database (MGD3)was compiled and released in three parts, encompassing the area from latitude 65°N to 65°S, from 60°N to 90°N (the north polar region), and from 60° to 90°S (south polar region). All the remote sensing data for both GIS and non-GIS users is available online in three U.S. Geological Survey...