Astrogeology *

Areas of Science Geology
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Abstract

The same principles of geology that we use to investigate the Earth can also be applied to other planets. Visit the Astrogeology Research Program at the USGS to find out how information about the geology of other planets can be gathered (USGS, 2006). Can you make a map or model of another planet? What minerals are found on other planets? Which planets have similar composition to the earth? What kind of geological forces occur on other planets? Do other planets have earthquakes, landslides or erosion? (USGS, 2006)

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Bibliography

USGS, 2006. "Astrogeology Research Program," United States Geological Survey (USGS) [accessed 3/23/06] http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/.

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