The Rover, Barnacle Bill, and Yogi.
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Results from Mars Pathfinder
These are the findings of Mars Pathfinder.
- Rounded Pebbles, Cobbles and possible Conglomerates were found - a result from analysis of the landing site, the rocks, and the soils.
- showed that there were a variety of rocks deposited by a catastrophic flood
- suggestive of a water cycle kind of like that of Earth
- suggestive of more warmth & more water in Martian past history
- remaining questions include: how fast, & where was the Martian water flowing, what was the capacity of the flood?
- Airborne Dust is Magnetic
- chemical analysis of the dust shows that iron seems to be leached from the crust by an active water cycle
- Better measurement of the shape of Mars
- clouds were found
- dust devils were seen
- predictable local weather
These findings help address questions
which remain about Mars.
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