Planets and Moons  ID: 2291

FUSE/MOLA: Mars Once had Oceans

This visualization shows how Mars might look with an ocean at -500m where the lowest point on Mars is about -8000m and the highest point is about 22000m. Data from The FUSE spacecraft and from the Mars Global Surveyor/MOLA instrument where used to support this theory.

Visualization Credits

Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Lead Animator
Vladimir Krasnopolsky (Catholic University): Scientist
Paul Feldman (Johns Hopkins University): Scientist
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NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Science: November 30

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Mars Global Surveyor - MGS

Data Used:
MGS/MOLA 1997/09/15-2001/06/30
Viking 1976

This item is part of this series:
Mars Oceans

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