Mars Geological Enigmas

Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day presents outstanding questions on the geology of Mars and divergent viewpoints based on varying interpretations and analyses.

Mars Geological Enigmas

Mars Geological Enigmas: From the Late Noachian Epoch to the Present Day presents outstanding questions on the geology of Mars and divergent viewpoints based on varying interpretations and analyses. The result is a robust and comprehensive discussion that provides opportunities for planetary scientists to develop their own opinions and ways forward. Each theme opens with an introduction that includes background on the topic and lays out questions to be addressed. Alternate perspectives are covered for each topic, including methods, observations, analyses, and in-depth discussion of the conclusions. Chapters within each theme reference each other to facilitate comparison and deeper understanding of divergent opinions. Offers a transchronological view of the geological history of Mars, addressing thematic questions from a broad temporal perspective Discusses outstanding questions on Mars from diverging perspectives Includes key questions and answers, as well as a look ahead to which puzzles remain to be solved

The Martian Enigmas

In the first edition of The Martian Enigmas, Dr. Mark J. Carlotto presented a detailed analysis of the controversial Viking photographs.

The Martian Enigmas

On the surface of Mars lies a formation that looks remarkably like a humanoid face. Forever staring up into the vastness of space it has attracted our attention. Some think that that is why it is there, beckoning us to come and explore. Others believe that it is simply an odd looking geological landform - a formation carved over the ages by the random forces of nature. It is our imagination and our desire to find other forms of life in the universe that makes us see it as an intelligently crafted object. Opinions about the possibility of life on Mars have changed over the years from Percival Lowell's canals, to the dead planet image by the early Mariner missions to Mars, to the enormous volcanoes, great canyon systems, and channels carved by water seen by Mariner 9 and Viking. In the first edition of The Martian Enigmas, Dr. Mark J. Carlotto presented a detailed analysis of the controversial Viking photographs. The revised edition greatly expands on his early work and constains new research results that further supports the claim that these objects may be precisely what many scientists have sought for decades: the first hard evidence that we are not alone.

Astronomical Enigmas

Life on Mars, the Star of Bethlehem, and Other Milky Way Mysteries Mark Kidger, Professor Mark Kidger ... last flowed yesterday , a century ago , or ten thousand years ago , but we know that , in geological terms , it was recently .

Astronomical Enigmas

Questions and answers about the nature of the universe and what astronomy can tell us about its composition, history, and future are presented in an intriguing guide to the solar system and space exploration.

Old Gods New Enigmas

Alfred Russel Wallace, Is Mars Habitable? ... Percival Lowell, Mars and Is Canals (New York: Macmillan, 1906), pp. ... Nils Ekholm, “On the Origins of the Climate of the Geological and Historical Past and Their Causes,” Quarterly ...

Old Gods  New Enigmas

Is revolution possible in the age of the Anthropocene? Marx has returned, but which Marx? Recent biographies have proclaimed him to be an emphatically nineteenth-century figure, but in this book, Mike Davis’s first directly about Marx and Marxism, a thinker comes to light who speaks to the present as much as the past. In a series of searching, propulsive essays, Davis, the bestselling author of City of Quartz and recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, explores Marx’s inquiries into two key questions of our time: Who can lead a revolutionary transformation of society? And what is the cause—and solution—of the planetary environmental crisis? Davis consults a vast archive of labor history to illuminate new aspects of Marx’s theoretical texts and political journalism. He offers a “lost Marx,” whose analyses of historical agency, nationalism, and the “middle landscape” of class struggle are crucial to the renewal of revolutionary thought in our darkening age. Davis presents a critique of the current fetishism of the “anthropocene,” which suppresses the links between the global employment crisis and capitalism’s failure to ensure human survival in a more extreme climate. In a finale, Old Gods, New Enigmas looks backward to the great forgotten debates on alternative socialist urbanism (1880–1934) to find the conceptual keys to a universal high quality of life in a sustainable environment.

The Cydonia Controversy

Are they artificial — the eroded remains of an extraterrestrial civilization on Mars, or natural — a strange assortment of geological oddities? My previous book The Martian Enigmas, which examined the Viking discoveries, was published ...

The Cydonia Controversy

What would the remains of an advanced extraterrestrial civilization look like? How can we determine if strange-looking formations or regular-seeming landforms on the surface of another world are artificial or not? In The Cydonia Controversy, imaging specialist Mark Carlotto not only updates his conclusions about various unusual features in the Cydonia region of Mars, including the famous "Face", but also lays the groundwork for an exciting new science -- exoarcheology.

After the Martian Apocalypse

Extraterrestrial Artifacts and the Case for Mars Exploration Mac Tonnies. hard science of Martian geology, however. ... in which the Cydonia enigmas are viewed as a complex, rather than as a collection of unrelated features.

After the Martian Apocalypse

This engaging and groundbreaking archaeological treatise mixed with cultural commentary argues that our future on Mars depends on our understanding of its remarkable past. Much to the surprise of scientists and researchers, the latest cosmic discoveries offer strong evidence that points to an extinct civilization on Mars. What happened to it? And what does this mean for us on Earth? With in-depth research and accessible prose, After the Martian Apocalypse explains how our own survival may depend on confronting the strange and ancient truths to be found on the Red Planet. Challenging orthodox notions of humanity’s role in space, this unputdownable book effortlessly proves that to truly understand our own world, we must first understand our unsettling and enigmatic planetary neighbor.

Lunar and Planetary Science

Ares Vallis is one of the largest martian valleys . These valleys have remained geological enigmas ever since they were discovered during the Mariner 9 mission . The future Mars Pathfinder landing site is planned to be within the mouth ...

Lunar and Planetary Science


The Rise of Animals

The Vendian ( Ediacaran ) in the geological record : Enigmas in geology's prelude to the Cambrian ... Search for past life on Mars : Possible relic biogenic activity in Martian meteorite ALH84001 . Science 273 : 924-930 .

The Rise of Animals

An essential resource for paleontologists, biologists, geologists, and teachers, The Rise of Animals is the best single reference on one of earth’s most significant events.

Planetary Geosciences 1989 1990

For many years , like other planetary geologists , we were puzzled by numerous enigmas on Mars . ... AZ 85721 Earliest martian geological processes include very high rates of impact cratering and widespread volcanism .

Planetary Geosciences  1989 1990


Dynamic Mars

Perhaps Mars was neither as hydrologically inanimate nor as lifeless, at least earlier in its geological history, as the first Mariner images had intimated. 2. THE. PAST. Enigmas wrapped in paradoxes shrouded in mystery: Mars.

Dynamic Mars

Dynamic Mars: Recent and Current Landscape Evolution of the Red Planet presents the latest observations, interpretations, and explanations of geological change at the surface or near-surface of this terrestrial body. These changes raise questions about a decades-old paradigm, formed largely in the aftermath of very coarse Mariner-mission imagery in the 1960s, suggesting that much of the interesting geological activity on Mars occurred deep in its past, eons ago. The book includes discussions of (1) Mars’ ever-changing atmosphere and the impact of this on the planet’s surface and near-surface; (2) the possible involvement of water in relatively new, if not contemporary, gully-like flows and slope streaks (i.e. recurring slope lineae); and (3) the identification of a broad suite of agents and processes (i.e. glacial, periglacial, aeolian, meteorological, volcanic, and meteoric) that are actively revising surface and near-surface landscapes, landforms, and features on a local, regional, and hemispheric scale. Highly illustrated and punctuated by data from the most recent Mars missions, Dynamic Mars is a valuable resource for all levels of research in the geological history of Mars, as well as of the three other terrestrial planets. Utilizes observational and model-based data as well as geological context to frame the understanding of the dynamic surface and near-surface of Mars Presents a broad spectrum of highly regarded experts and themes to discuss and evaluate the geological history of late and current Mars Includes extensive and detailed imagery to clearly illustrate these themes, discussions, and evaluations

Planetary Geosciences 1989 1990

For many years , like other planetary geologists , we were puzzled by numerous enigmas on Mars . ... AZ 85721 Earliest martian geological processes include very high rates of impact cratering and widespread volcanism .

Planetary Geosciences  1989 1990


Recent Advances and Issues in the Geological Sciences

Mineralogical Enigmas A matter of recent great discussion in the "Life on Mars Debate" is the origin of the metal-bearing minerals (magnetite and two types of iron sulfide — pyrrhotite and greigite) found inside the unusual carbonate ...

Recent Advances and Issues in the Geological Sciences

Discusses recent trends in the study of geology; suggests future directions of the discipline; and examines current controversies, major figures, and the changing role of the geologist.

Journal of Scientific Exploration

Ancient oceans , ice sheets and the hydrological cycle on Mars . ... Carlotto , M. J. ( 1992 ) The Martian Enigmas : A Closer Look . ... A geologic / geomorphic investigative approach to some of the enigmatic landforms in Cydonia .

Journal of Scientific Exploration


Science Books Films

... 213 The Underground House Book , 215 Unknown Earth : A Handbook of Geological Enigmas , 200 Unloving Care : The ... 224 Energy Seekers , 224 Energy : The Nuclear Alternative , 2nd ed . , 224 The Exploration of Mars , 226 First Aid ...

Science Books   Films


The Moon and the Planets

AM INTRODUCTION TO MARS Key to Categories AME MARTIAN GEOLOGICAL ANOMALIES AMF LUMINOUS PHENOMENA ON MARS AML THE ... But new mysteries have replaced some of the old ones , and many of the old enigmas persist down to the present day .

The Moon and the Planets


The Mars Mystery

We will argue that much of the damage done to Mars , and such enigmas as the planet's strange crustal dichotomy ... able to bring back any samples from Martian craters or to undertake a detailed geological investigation of the planet .

The Mars Mystery

An investigation at the leading edge of the worldwide debate about the true antiquity and origins of human civilization. In particular, it examines all the recent controversies about the pyramids and sphinx at Giza, and how they relate to the planet Mars.

Life on Mars

They are both in low - lying plains which fall into the same geological classification , out of the twentyodd types of ... A Planet of Contrasts and Enigmas Mars is a relatively small planet ; it is half the Earth's diameter , but twice ...

Life on Mars

Combining speculation with scientific evidence, Chandler suggests some provocative theories about life on Mars, analyzing the evolutionary process on Earth and drawing parallels with what could have happened on Mars

The Mining Engineer

At the same time there is a very interesting geological question attaching to it . ... lay down the lines that will lead to the solution of the geological enigmas which this coalfield has hitherto presented he will be well pleased .

The Mining Engineer


Unknown Earth

A Handbook of Geological Enigmas William R. Corliss ... to salt domes and other intrusions , but the smaller - scale photos from the orbit show much larger curved structures similar to some seen on the moon , Venus , and Mars .

Unknown Earth


Proterozoic Geology

Earth the radius of which is 60% of the modern radius the geochemical, isotopic, and paleomagnetic enigmas arising from the Precambrian record ... Little or no expansion is observed on the Moon, Mars, and Mercury, whose cratered ca.

Proterozoic Geology