Mars Surface Image Generated By P. Mouginis-Mark (HIGP) From A CTX Image Draped Over A Digital Elevation Model Created By Harold Garbeil (HIGP).

Scientists Float a New Theory on the Medusae Fossae Formation on Mars

Pete Mouginis-Mark (HIGP Emeritus Faculty) and Jim Zimbelman (National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution) studied the surface of Mars in an area near the northern lowlands–southern highlands boundary and formulated a new formation model for the geological unit. Their publication appeared in IcarusRafted Pumice: A New Model for the Formation of the Medusae Fossae Formation, Mars. See also Nola Taylor Redd’s EOS News Release: Scientists Float a New Theory on the Medusae Fossae Formation.

 

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