Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Arizona workshop explores extraterrestrial sand dunes

Planetary scientists gathered in Flagstaff a couple weeks ago for the Third International Planetary Dunes Workshop, entitled "Remote Sensing and Data Analysis of Planetary Dunes", June 12 -15, hosted by Lowell Observatory and organized by the U.S. Geological Survey’s Center for Astrogeology.

In addition to the technical program, there was a field trip to study sedimentary features in the aeolian Navajo and Entrada Sandstones near Page, Arizona, as analogues to dunes throughout the solar system.

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