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Planetary geologists comb Oregon for geological information that might be shared by Mars. By looking at the microscopic records found in rocks, scientists can learn the story of how it was formed. Evidence that a martian volcano may have erupted underwater on mars has scientists seeing similarities between Oregon and Mars. See how Oregon’s unique geology is playing a huge role in gaining a better understanding of land formations on Mars.

First Broadcast: 2007
Producer: Newman

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Mars Rover; Pond Turtles; Tram Story; Ironworkers (1810)

Oregon Field Guide: Episode #1810
Original Broadcast: February 15, 2007