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Data from the Mars Global Surveyor Mission has put new emphasis on many questions related to the Hesperian Period on Mars. Thus, it is an opportune time to examine some of the basic ideas about the geologic history of Mars and how these new data relate to these questions. The purpose of this workshop is to provide an opportunity for presentation and extensive discussion of many of the key questions about this period of history on Mars. As in the past, the workshop format ensures ample time for informal discussion of many of these issues. Themes of the workshop include the geological activity and processes occurring during this period, and geochronologic studies aimed at providing a better definition of the cratering chronology and the absolute time scale
The structure of the workshop includes several keynote presentations which will identify critical assumptions and key findings that are central to these themes, and this will provide the basis for detailed discussion by workshop participants on these topics. Contributed posters will provide detailed presentations and discussion of data on which the summary talks are based.
Program for Microsymposium 33