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Internet Resources for Teaching About Mars

This collection of digital resources includes web sites useful for integrating Mars data into commonly taught undergraduate geoscience courses and for teaching planetary geology in general.

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Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) Science Investigation part of SERC Web Resource Collection

MOLA is an instrument orbiting Mars on the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) spacecraft. It transmits infrared laser pulses in order to construct a precise topographic map of Mars.

Recent Advances in Mars Tectonics part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This short article from the Jet Propulsion Laboratory features a pre-plate tectonic overview of the tectonic features and processes on Mars. The summary discusses how advances in knowledge expected ...

Thermal and Crustal Evolution of Mars part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from the Journal of Geophysical Research presents a thermal-magmatic model for the evolution of the crust and mantle of Mars. This model is consistent with estimates of Mars' average ...

An alternative explanation for the 'Buried Channels' on Mars: The gravity signal from a sharp boundary on partially compensated, long-wavelength topography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article from Geophysical Research Letters uses data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter to examine the largest trough that flanks Tempe Terra. Contrary to previous research that concluded the ...