Planetary Caves

Science Center Objects

As USGS scientist and planetary cave enthusiast, Glen Cushing, points out, "Caves are important to the future of planetary exploration because they are believed to provide shelter from a range of harsh surface conditions, maintaining near-pristine surfaces and relatively stable microclimates." See links on this page to explore further.

 

Planetary caves on Mars captured by HIRISE

Planetary caves on Mars captured by HIRISE.

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