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 of America): 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:
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This item is part of this series:
Mars Oceans

Goddard TV Tape:

SVS >> Mars
DLESE >> Physical oceanography
DLESE >> Space science
SVS >> Water
GCMD >> Earth Science >> Oceans
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons

GCMD keywords can be found on the Internet with the following citation: Olsen, L.M., G. Major, K. Shein, J. Scialdone, S. Ritz, T. Stevens, M. Morahan, A. Aleman, R. Vogel, S. Leicester, H. Weir, M. Meaux, S. Grebas, C.Solomon, M. Holland, T. Northcutt, R. A. Restrepo, R. Bilodeau, 2013. NASA/Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Earth Science Keywords. Version