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Surveyor Spacecraft Spots Bright Sand Dunes On Mars That Researchers Speculate Could Be Mounds Of Sulfates

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February 19, 1999
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Cornell University
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After analyzing hundreds of high-resolution pictures of the Martian surface taken by the orbiting Mars Surveyor spacecraft, a team of researchers finds that weathering and winds on the planet create landforms, especially sand dunes, remarkably similar to those in some deserts on Earth.

ITHACA, N.Y. -- After analyzing hundreds of high-resolution pictures of the Martian surface taken by the orbiting Mars Surveyor spacecraft, a team of researchers finds that weathering and winds on the planet create landforms, especially sand dunes, remarkably similar to those in some deserts on Earth.


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