The Polar Deposits of Mars

  title={The Polar Deposits of Mars},
  author={Shane Byrne},
  journal={Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences},
  • S. Byrne
  • Published 27 April 2009
  • Geology, Physics
  • Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences
The tantalizing prospect of a readable record of martian climatic variations has driven decades of work toward deciphering the stratigraphy of the martian polar layered deposits and understanding the role of the residual ice caps that cover them. Spacecraft over the past decade have provided a massive infusion of new data into Mars science. Polar science has benefited immensely due to the near-polar orbits of most of the orbiting missions and the successful landing of the Phoenix spacecraft in… 

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