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
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

Science Paper:
Science: November 30

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/2291

Missions:
FUSE
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

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

This item is part of this series:
Mars Oceans

Goddard TV Tape:
G2001-082

Keywords:
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Ocean
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Water
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons