[meteorite-list] Re: Where on Earth Is Mars? Try sherghotty
From: E.P. Grondine <epgrondine_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:06:16 2004
Hi Steve -
I pretty much said what I said - and that did not
include any statement that there were never any lava
flows on Mars.
If I seem a little steamed about this nonsense I am -
here these governments are wasting good money sending
these Mars "specialists" down to Naples to look at
Etna, while there is far more valuble work on impact
which is going unfunded -
--- "S.Singletary" <jumper_at_MIT.EDU> wrote:
> Mr. Grondine,
> You lost me there in that email and I'd appreciate
> clarification. Specifically -
> >In other words, unlike Etna, there is no magma
> >involved in these martian "volcanoes" - and this
> >be seen in the Observor and Surveyor imagery, where
> >the impact structures formed by impacts into most
> >these martian volcanoes' "lava' fields clearly show
> >that the fields are not composed of lava.
> I'm certain no one believes that there is currently
> any lava on the martian
> surface, just the rocky remnants (weathered basalt
> in my opinion but that's
> a horse of another color). Are you saying that lava
> flows *never* existed
> on Mars?
> Thanks for any clarification you can provide.
> Steven Singletary
> Dept. Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
> Cambridge, MA 02139
> Tel - 617.253.6398
> Fax - 617.253.7102
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