Martian Buried Basins and Implications for Characteristics of the Burial Layer and Underlying SurfaceDeciphering the cratering record on Mars has been challenging because it may reflect the changes in both the population of impactors and in the resurfacing processes on Mars. However, it is possible to determine the breadth of impactors captured in the cratering record. Extensive areas of resurfacing are of particular interest because they likely contain material from various ages in Martian history. By deducing the impact populations in both surface and underlying layers of terrain, it is possible to determine the age of the layers and constrain theories on the development of the Martian surface. However, to do so requires a method of "seeing" impact features which are no longer visible.
Sarid, A. R. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Frey, H. V. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)
Roark, J. H. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD, United States)