A preliminary comparison of two perennially ice-covered lakes in Antarctica: Analogs of past Martian lacustrine environments
Perennially ice-covered lakes in the Antarctic have been suggested as analogs to lakes which may have existed on the surface of Mars 3.5 billion years ago. During the 1991-1992 austral summer, a joint Russian/American research effort was directed at studies of ice-covered lakes in the Bunger Hills Oasis, Antarctica (66° S, 100° E). The primary objective of the expedition was to investigate this ice-free area for features analogous to ancient martian environments that may have been capable of supporting life and to compare the ice-covered lakes of the Bunger Hills with those in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of southern Victoria Land (77° S, 166°E) as part of the continuing studies of Antarctic-Mars analogs. © 1994.
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Advances in Space Research
Andersen, D., Doran, P., Bolshiyanov, D., Rice, J., Galchenko, V., Cherych, N., Wharton, R., McKay, C., Meyer, M., & Garshnek, V. (1995). A preliminary comparison of two perennially ice-covered lakes in Antarctica: Analogs of past Martian lacustrine environments. Advances in Space Research, 15 (3), 199-202. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0273-1177(99)80084-2