The Waters of Mars

No, not the super awesome episode of Doctor Who. And forgive me if I keep this short and only semi-coherent. I’ve spent most of my day staring at thin sections of fossilized sea varmint poop (you heard me right) so… yeah. It’s the glamor. That’s why I chose this educational path. However, Mars is much ...

Mars Geomorph Porn

There’s a lovely blog post over at The Planetary Society explaining a couple of images from IAG’s Planetary Geomorphology Working Group’s May 2010 featured images. This is some cool stuff, since it’s very much connected to the ongoing “water on Mars” debate, and the geomorphological argument has to do with water leaching minerals over a ...

The canyons of Mars

Super cool post over at Phil Plait’s blog in regards to an oblique view of an exposed section in the Gale Crater on Mars, courtesy of NASA. This is some exciting stuff if you’re a sed/strat nerd like me. Outcrops are the bread and butter of any geologist – unless you’ve got the money to ...