Sand Seas in the Solar System


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Date
Wednesday, March 02 2011 - 12:00 pm, PST
Speaker
Lori Fenton
Affiliation
Carl Sagan Center for Life in the Universe, SETI Institute
Description

There are four worlds in our Solar System that have substantial atmospheres and observable surfaces: Venus, Earth, Mars, and Titan. The effects of an atmosphere interacting with a surface are clear: each of these planetary bodies has sand seas covering some fraction of its surface. Hidden within the morphology of these dunes lies a record of climate change that scientists are only beginning to understand.

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