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27 April 2020

New Mexico badlands help researchers understand past Martian lava flows (video)

Planetary scientists are using a volcanic flow field in New Mexico to puzzle out how long past volcanic eruptions on Mars might have lasted, a finding that could help researchers determine if Mars was ever hospitable to life.┬áPeople don’t usually think of New Mexico as a volcanically active place, but it has some of the youngest (geologically speaking) large lava flows in the continental United States.


5 March 2020

A geological detour: the Geotimes pillow lavas at Wadi Jizzi in Oman

A geological detour to visit to the outcrop of the famous “Geotimes” pillow lavas in the Semail Ophiolite at Wadi Jizzi in Oman