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The geology of Australian Mars analogue sites

West, Michael; Clarke, Jonathan D.A.; Thomas, Matilda; Pain, Colin F; Walter, Malcolm R.


Australia has numerous landforms and features, some unique, that provide a useful reference for interpreting the results of spacecraft orbiting Mars and exploring the martian surface. Examples of desert landforms, impact structures, relief inversion, long-term landscape evolution and hydrothermal systems that are relevant to Mars are outlined and the relevant literature reviewed. The Mars analogue value of Australia's acid lakes, hypersaline embayments and mound spring complexes is highlighted...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Planetary and Space Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2009.06.012


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