Download
1 / 44

Valles Marinaris - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 84 Views
  • Uploaded on

Valles Marinaris. Valles Marineris. Mars. Early Earth-based observations showed canali on the surface of Mars. Canali means “water channel”. Same as last slide. Sinuous Channels. Sinuous valley Evidence of water flow on Mars!. Mars Topography. Cratered Terrain. The Tharsis Volcanoes.

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Valles Marinaris' - vondra


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript


Mars

  • Early Earth-based observations showed canali on the surface of Mars.

    • Canali means “water channel”.




Sinuous valley evidence of water flow on mars
Sinuous valleyEvidence of water flow on Mars!








Mars

  • Has two moons: Phobos and Deimos

methane ice caps

and CO2


Mars

  • Two tiny moons, orbit close to Mars' surface.

    • These are probably asteroids captured by Mars early in its history.


Two moons look like captured asteroids
Two Moons!Look like captured asteroids.


Moons of mars
Moons of Mars

Phobos

Deimos




Mars

  • The Viking landers sent back close of views of a barren Martian surface.


1st photo ever from mars 1976 viking lander
1st Photo ever from Mars(1976 Viking Lander)







Mars

  • Mars has neither civilization nor fields of plants, but microbial life forms still seem possible.



Life on mars
Life on Mars?

  • In 1996, a team of U.S. scientists said they had discovered evidence of ancient, single-cell life on Mars…

  • ...in remains from a meteorite that plunged to Earth 13,000 years ago.


Layer of rust dust

Huge sand storms

very little atmosphere

Visited by Viking and

Pathfinder missions





Terrestrial planet atmospheres
Terrestrial Planet Atmospheres

Major

Component

Clouds?

Planet

Mercury

None

None

Sulfuric Acid

Venus

CO2

H2O

Earth

N2

Mars

CO2

Ice (H2O and CO2)



ad