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Date published: July 16, 2019

Are Apollo data still useful?

Are Apollo data still useful today with the current Mars missions providing more detailed high resoluction data? You betcha!  In fact, ISPRS awarded Astrogeology for an Apollo Photogrammetry Paper as recent as October 2018.

Date published: July 16, 2019

A Dynamic Career Launched with a Map

An Apollo inspirational story for career goals:

Dr. Baerbel Lucchitta of the USGS Astrogeology team contributed to Apollo 17 in a transformative time for women and working.  The career choice and the work Baerbel performed was an important role model to women who shunned traditional careers during the 60s.

Date published: July 12, 2019

Sols 2465-2467: Finishing up at Harlaw

Sols 2465-2467: Finishing up at Harlaw 

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Year Published: 2019

Report from the Ice and Climate Evolution Science Analysis group (ICE-SAG)

This document is the final report of the Ice and Climate Evolution Science Analysis Group (ICESAG) that was formed by the Mars Exploration Program Analysis Group (MEPAG) as part of its preparations for the upcoming NASA Planetary Science Decadal Survey for 2023 through 2032 (see §1). Through telecons, one face-to-face meeting, and discussions with...

Putzig, Than; Diniega, Serina; Dundas, Colin M.; Titus, Timothy N.

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Active boulder movement at high Martian latitudes

Lobate stony landforms occur on steep slopes at high latitudes on Mars. We demonstrate active boulder movement at seven such sites. Sub-meter-scale boulders frequently move distances of a few meters. The movement is concentrated in the vicinity of the lobate landforms but also occurs on other slopes. This provides evidence for a new, common style...

Dundas, Colin M.; Mellon, Michael T.; Conway, Susan J.; Gastineau, Renaldo

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Formation of pedestalled, relict lakes on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica

Surface debris covers much of the western portion of the McMurdo Ice Shelf and has a strong influence on the local surface albedo and energy balance. Differential ablation between debris-covered and debris-free areas creates an unusual heterogeneous surface of topographically low, high-ablation, and topographically raised (‘pedestalled’), low-...

MacDonald, Grant J; Banwell, Alison F; Willis, Ian C; Mayer, David; Goodsell, Becky; MacAyeal, Douglas R