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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.
Document ID
20030111282
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
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)
Date Acquired
August 21, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2003
Publication Information
Publication: Lunar and Planetary Science XXXIV
Subject Category
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Distribution Limits
Public
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