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Polar Wandering on Mars?

Murray, Bruce C. and Malin, Michael C. (1973) Polar Wandering on Mars? Science, 179 (4077). pp. 997-1000. ISSN 0036-8075. doi:10.1126/science.179.4077.997.

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Polar wandering during the past 10^8 years may be recorded by unique quasi-circular structures in the polar regions of Mars. Polar wandering on Mars is likely if deep convection is involved in the origin of the very large constructional volcanic features located near the equator. The magnitude of the nonhydrostatic low order components of the gravity field and their correlation with the equatorial volcanic features may be additional evidence of deep convection and associated polar wandering.

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Additional Information:© 1973 American Association for the Advancement of Science. We have benefited from discussions with W. R. Ward, R. B. Leighton, J. A. J. Cutts, and J. A. Burns. P. Goldreich and W. M. Kaula have been especially generous in aiding our understanding of the theory of polar wandering and how it might apply to Mars. Supported by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Contribution No. 2199 of the Division of Geological and Planetary Sciences, California Institute of Technology.
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Official Citation:Polar Wandering on Mars? Bruce C. Murray and Michael C. Malin Science 9 March 1973: 179 (4077), 997-1000. [DOI:10.1126/science.179.4077.997]
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