Field ANalogs


How do landscapes and processes on Earth compare to those on other planets? By studying analogous sites we can gain some perspective on how planetary surfaces may have been formed and modified. 


Mud volcanism in the solar system

Mud volcanoes are not just an Earth phenomenon - they are believed to be present on bodies such as Mars, Ceres, and possibly Titan. These sites where buried icy or muddy sediment is brought to the surface are ideal places to search for astrobiologic signatures. 

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