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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.
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Spinning Mars with an ocean over true color Viking texture    Spinning Mars with an ocean over true color Viking texture
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Mars with ocean - looking at Hellas Basin    Mars with ocean - looking at Hellas Basin

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Mars with ocean - looking at Arabia Terra    Mars with ocean - looking at Arabia Terra

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Mars with ocean - looking at Valles Marineris    Mars with ocean - looking at Valles Marineris

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Mars with ocean - looking at Elysium Mons    Mars with ocean - looking at Elysium Mons

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Short URL to This Page:http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/goto?2291
Animation Number:2291
Completed:2001-12-04
Animator:Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC) (Lead)
Scientists:Vladimir Krasnopolsky (Catholic University)
 Paul Feldman (Johns Hopkins University)
Platforms/Sensors/Data Sets:Viking (1976)
 MGS/MOLA (1997/09/15-2001/06/30)
 FUSE
Series:Mars Oceans
Video:SVS2001-0032 *
Goddard TV Tape:G2001-082
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Scientific Visualization Studio
 
Keywords:
SVS >> Mars
SVS >> Ocean
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Water
Science paper:Science: November 30
 
 


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