[meteorite-list] 'Bonneville' Has Link With Mars

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu Apr 22 10:32:46 2004
Message-ID: <200403040135.RAA26599_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


'Bonneville' has Link with Mars
Associated Press
March 3, 2004

(Blackfoot-AP) -- Bonneville is a common name throughout the
western United States -- and now even on Mars.

NASA's rover Spirit is headed toward a 160-yard wide crater named

Sheri Klug is an earth sciences expert who works with NASA and
the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in conjunction with Arizona State
University's Mars Education Program. She says the crater took its
name from ancient Lake Bonneville -- which covered most of what's
now Utah and portions of Nevada and Idaho up to roughly 14,000
years ago.

Klug says the Mars exploration mantra is "follow the water." NASA
scientists decided a number of features in that area, including
Bonneville, were like paleolakes, or ancient lakes.

Many Mars scientists have areas around Great Salt Lake -- a
remnant of Lake Bonneville -- to see what things they should
look for on Mars.
Received on Wed 03 Mar 2004 08:35:36 PM PST

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