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#1 2015-01-22 10:30:43

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Evidence of buried glacier in Valles Marineris

I found this very interesting work

http://www.dmzone.org/papers/Gourroncetal2014_VM.pdf

Valles Marineris may be an interesting site for the first manned mission.

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#2 2015-01-22 11:23:36

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Re: Evidence of buried glacier in Valles Marineris

Lots of material there.  Thanks, very interesting I think.


I like people who criticize angels dancing on a pinhead.  I also like it when angels dance on my pinhead.

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#3 2015-01-22 14:33:59

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Re: Evidence of buried glacier in Valles Marineris

This old article supports the idea that permafrost (Which could be ice free) should extend down to 3.5 kilometers at the equator, 8 k at the poles:
http://rd.springer.com/chapter/10.1007% … -5418-2_38

This article to me seems to be the similar material to the PDF you provided, perhaps crafted for a lesser mind such as mine.
https://planetarygeomorphology.wordpres … eris-mars/

But I am excited by this.  Should it be true, then humans can avoid the high latitudes at first and can have abundant water.


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