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Lakes on Early Mars Project The search for evidence of ancient lakes on the surface of Mars. Read more QCD Discoveries Shed New Light on Northern Lowlands Geological Age Project

The smooth, flat, relatively crater-free northern lowlands fit the profile of a young geologic surface; However, recent findings of buried basin depressions imply the underlying lowlands crust is not as young as previously thought, but ancient like t

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Terrestrial Analogues Project We are studying the history of landforms on Earth in order to understand how similar landforms were generated on other planets and moons. Read more Light-toned layered deposits in Crater Terby and the Greater Hellas Region, Mars Project

The physical and chemical nature of the light-toned layered deposits in Terby crater are consistent with deposition of material in a large, standing body of water much earlier in Mars' history.

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Terrestrial Field Studies in the Simpson Desert, Australia Project

Linear dunes are the most common dune forms on Earth, and they appear on all terrestrial planets that have an atmosphere, yet scientists still do not have a clear understanding as to how they form.

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Selima Sand Sheet Dynamics and Landscape Evolution (Egypt) Project

The southern region of Egypt where the Selima Sand Sheet is located was wetter and inhabited in the past. Now it is an uninviting monotonous, dry, vegetation-free expanse. We are examining this evolution.

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Young Fault Scarps on the Moon Project The distribution and character of lobate scarps on the Moon indicate that the most likely reason for their formation is global contraction of the Moon caused by interior cooling. Read more Mauna Loa (1907 Lava Flow) Project

Mauna Loa is the largest active volcano on Earth. New studies have provided insights into the emplacement processes for recent lava flows.

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Age and Characteristics of Martian Valley Networks Project Valley networks are frequently cited as the best evidence that liquid water once existed on Mars. Currently, we are examining valley networks in other areas of Mars with the goal of understanding potential global and regional climatic differences. Read more Martian TARs Project Transverse Aeolian Ridges (TARs) are wind-produced landforms on Mars that may be either large ripples or small sand dunes. Ripples form in a very different way than dunes, so it is important to determine which these features are. Read more