Gullies on the dunes of Russell Crater on Mars. Credit: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona

Article written: 8 Jan , 2009

Nancy Atkinson is currently Universe Today’s Contributing Editor. Previously she served as UT’s Senior Editor and lead writer, and has worked with Astronomy Cast and 365 Days of Astronomy. Nancy is the author of the new book “Incredible Stories from Space: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Missions Changing Our View of the Cosmos.” She is also a NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador.

2 Responses

  1. Rick Ellis says

    For a planet that is only 4,220 miles in diameter, the diversity of Mars’ geologic features continues to astound.

    How tremendous it would be to stand in the shadow of Olympus Mons – – and just stare.

  2. Angunnguaq says

    Well, that’s good news. If there is ice, means there is water:)

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