an adventure that's out of this world -- scientists
working on a barren Canadian landscape are trying to find a way
to put oil field technology to work on Mars.
old question about reserve estimates: How
much oil does the earth have? The new question: Does anyone
have any idea?
years old and going strong: The Auger deepwater
field in the Gulf of Mexico continues to yield not just hydrocarbons,
but valuable data.
recent Central Gulf of Mexico lease sale shows
there's still a lot of interest in the prolific region.
start at the very beginning -- like, say,
the fundamentals of science. That's an important first step, according
to a popular AAPG author who gets back to the basics in a new memoir
on the petrography of carbonate rocks.
"Never my plan," said geologist Peter Scholle,
but then some interesting twists of fate started him on a journey
that finds him as the state geologist of New Mexico.
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complex caldera at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest
known volcano in our Solar System (average elevation of 22 km; the
caldera has a depth of about 3 km). For centuries, Mars has intrigued
scientists -- as well as poets, writers and dreamers -- as a planet
with the potential for life, and now those theories are being explored.
How does this involve the oil
taken in January by the High Resolution Camera on ESA's Mars Express,
courtesy of ESA/DLR/FU Berlin.
inset photo shows a geoscientist -- no, not an astronaut -- working
with geophones on a desolate Canadian island that looks a lot like
Mars. Is seismic technology headed for Mars?
courtesy of the University of Calgary.