Lakes on Mars

Written By Nathalie A. Cabrol
Lakes on Mars
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 15 September 2010
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
  • Pages : 410 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Lakes on Mars written by Nathalie A. Cabrol which was release on 15 September 2010, this book published by Elsevier. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes are unique markers of the impact of environmental changes. Past and current missions have now demonstrated that water once flowed at the surface of Mars early in its history. Evidence of ancient ponding has been uncovered at scales ranging from a few kilometers to possibly that of the Arctic ocean. Whether life existed on Mars is still unknown; upcoming missions may find critical evidence to address this question in ancient lakebeds as clues about Mars’ climate evolution and its habitability potential are still preserved in their sedimentary record. Lakes on Mars is the first review on this subject. It is written by leading planetary scientists who have dedicated their careers to searching and exploring the questions of water, lakes, and oceans on Mars through their involvement in planetary exploration, and the analysis of orbital and ground data beginning with Viking up to the most recent missions. In thirteen chapters, Lakes on Mars critically discusses new data and explores the role that water played in the evolution of the surface of Mars, the past hydrological provinces of the planet, the possibility of heated lake habitats through enhanced geothermal flux associated with volcanic activity and impact cratering. The book also explores alternate hypotheses to explain the geological record. Topographic, morphologic, stratigraphic, and mineralogic evidence are presented that suggest successions of ancient lake environments in Valles Marineris and Hellas. The existence of large lakes and/or small oceans in Elysium and the Northern Plains is supported both by the global distribution of deltaic deposits and by equipotential surfaces that may reflect their past margins. Whether those environments were conducive to life has yet to be demonstrated but from comparison with our planet, their sedimentary deposits may provide the best opportunity to find its record, if any. The final chapters explore the impact of climate variability on declining lake habitats in one of the closest terrestrial analogs to Mars at the Noachian/Hesperian transition, identify the geologic, morphologic and mineralogic signatures of ancient lakes to be searched for on Mars, and present the case for landing the Mars Science Laboratory mission in such an environment. First review on the subject by worldwide leading authorities in the field New studies with most recent data, new images, figures, and maps Most recent results from research in terrestrial analogs

Lakes on Mars

Lakes on Mars
  • Author : Nathalie A. Cabrol,Edmond A. Grin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2010-09-15
  • Total pages : 410
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : On Earth, lakes provide favorable environments for the development of life and its preservation as fossils. They are extremely sensitive to climate fluctuations and to conditions within their watersheds. As such, lakes are unique markers of the impact of environmental changes. Past and current missions have now demonstrated that water ...

Water on Mars

Water on Mars
  • Author : Michael H. Carr,Geologist Branch of Astrogeology Michael H Carr
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 229
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Using imagery and research gleaned from the Viking space mission, this study traces the search for water on the planet Mars. It explores the morphology of the planet's surface, and the chemistry and mineralogy of both near-surface rocks and meteorites orig...

The Lakes of Mars

The Lakes of Mars
  • Author : Chris Orsman
  • Publisher : Auckland University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Total pages : 80
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : The Lakes of Mars is a stunning new collection of poems by Chris Orsman that follow on from his most recent book, South: An Antarctic Journey, a sequence about Captain Scott's final expedition to Antarctica. These new poems are a characteristic mix of thoughtful reflection and precise imagery of landscape ...

Water on Mars and Life

Water on Mars and Life
  • Author : Tetsuya Tokano
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2004-09-14
  • Total pages : 331
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Growing evidence, based on observations from orbiters, landers and telescopes, indicates that Mars may still have numerous hidden water reservoirs. "Water on Mars and Life" surveys recent advances made in research into water on Mars together with its astrobiological implications. Addresses not only scientists working in the field but also ...

Hellas As a Possible Site of Ancient Ice Covered Lakes on Mars

Hellas As a Possible Site of Ancient Ice Covered Lakes on Mars
  • Author : Jeffrey M. Moore,Don E. Wilhelms,Nasa Technical Reports Server (Ntrs)
  • Publisher : BiblioGov
  • Release Date : 2013-08
  • Total pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Based on topographic, morphologic, and stratigraphic evidence, we propose that ancient water-laid sediment is the dominant component of deposits within Hellas Planitia, Mars. Multiply layered sediment is manifested by alternating benches and scarps visible in Mars Orbiting Camera narrow-angle (MOC NA) images. Viking Orbiter camera and MOC NA images were ...

Paleolakes on Mars

Paleolakes on Mars
  • Author : Robert A. Wharton,Jamison M. Crosby,Christopher P. MacKay,James W. Rice,University and Community College System of Nevada. Desert Research Institute
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 199?
  • Total pages : 48
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : "Sediments and morphological features associated with the martian paleolakes are believed to occur in Valles Marineris, and several large basins including Amazonis, Chryse and Elysium planitia. ... Ice covered lakes can persist even when the mean annual temperatures fall below freezing. Thus, the most recent lacustrine sediments on Mars were probably ...

Alien Seas

Alien Seas
  • Author : Michael Carroll,Rosaly Lopes
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-07-19
  • Total pages : 119
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Oceans were long thought to exist in all corners of the Solar System, from carbonated seas percolating beneath the clouds of Venus to features on the Moon's surface given names such as "the Bay of Rainbows” and the "Ocean of Storms." With the advent of modern telescopes and spacecraft exploration ...

Sedimentary Geology of the Valles Marineris Mars and Antarctic Dry Valley Lakes

Sedimentary Geology of the Valles Marineris  Mars and Antarctic Dry Valley Lakes
  • Author : Susan S. Nedell
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Download or read online Sedimentary Geology of the Valles Marineris Mars and Antarctic Dry Valley Lakes written by Susan S. Nedell, published by which was released on 1986. Get Sedimentary Geology of the Valles Marineris Mars and Antarctic Dry Valley Lakes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

New Scientist

New Scientist
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Download or read online New Scientist written by , published by which was released on 2001. Get New Scientist Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Mars On Earth A Study Of The Qaidam Basin

Mars On Earth  A Study Of The Qaidam Basin
  • Author : Long Xiao
  • Publisher : World Scientific
  • Release Date : 2021-01-04
  • Total pages : 356
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Mars has been extensively photographed by cameras and compositionally detected by spectrometers onboard orbiters on a global scale, and explored in-situ by landers and rovers at both local and outcrop scales in different locations. The results have proved that the Martian surface is rich in Earth-like geomorphologies, and the study ...

Magnificent Mars

Magnificent Mars
  • Author : Ken Croswell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-10-21
  • Total pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Presents a pictorial tour of the planet Mars, tracing the planet's history, citing new discoveries, and discussing NASA's investigations of the planet as a possible living world....

From Habitability to Life on Mars

From Habitability to Life on Mars
  • Author : Nathalie A. Cabrol,Edmond A. Grin
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2018-07-10
  • Total pages : 390
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : From Habitability to Life on Mars explores the current state of knowledge and questions on the past habitability of Mars and the role that rapid environmental changes may have played in the ability of prebiotic chemistry to transition to life. It investigates the role that such changes may have played ...

Workshop on Water on Mars

Workshop on Water on Mars
  • Author : Stephen Mark Clifford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Total pages : 105
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Download or read online Workshop on Water on Mars written by Stephen Mark Clifford, published by which was released on 1985. Get Workshop on Water on Mars Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Planetary Hydrology

Planetary Hydrology
  • Author : David Gerald Horvath
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Total pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Download or read online Planetary Hydrology written by David Gerald Horvath, published by which was released on 2017. Get Planetary Hydrology Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Astrobiology and Planetary Missions

Astrobiology and Planetary Missions
  • Author : Richard B. Hoover,Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers
  • Publisher : Society of Photo Optical
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Total pages : 474
  • ISBN : 9780080931623
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Summary : Proceedings of SPIE present the original research papers presented at SPIE conferences and other high-quality conferences in the broad-ranging fields of optics and photonics. These books provide prompt access to the latest innovations in research and technology in their respective fields. Proceedings of SPIE are among the most cited references ...