Purpose: Observe and rank potential Earth analogs for Mars planetary study.
1. What do you think we mean by an “earth analog” in the context of studying Mars?
2. As an example, why is the komodo dragon considered an “analog” for a dinosaur?
Analog Regions on Earth
Rank the following regions according to how closely they match Mars: (1) closest match (5) not too much like Mars. Next to the regions, write in the similarities.
Death Valley, CA
John Day Formation, Oregon
List the criterion upon which you ranked your list:
Criterion of Evaluation Using the “vital statistics” of Mars presented through the slides and links in the module, has the ranking of your analog regions changed? If so, please re-write the ranking below and an explanation for the change: