Badlands National Park

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Big and Crinkly, by Michael Klaas.

Photography contest, Honorable Mention.

Klaas.Big and Crinkly.jpg

Badlands Wall, Badlands National Park, South Dakota.

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A beautiful landscape! I’m lucky to have seen it up close. Logs (or even pebbles) of fossilized wood with an easily distinguishable grain or set of rings can often be seen lying on the ground. Please leave them there so that this will remain true for future generations.

Wow! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

I love that place.

I remember the Badlands being more colorful, but I was just a kid on that particular family vacation.

Since Panda’s Thumb has shown a few geology pictures recently, can one of the contributors please post a photo of Mt. Sharp on Mars? Preferably in color? I would like to see some informal analysis from the geologists here at PT concerning the obvious layering in Mt. Sharp. For extra credit, you can address the recent ideas of Alain Meunier:

Clays in Pacific lavas challenge wet early Mars idea: BBC, 10 September 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-e[…]ent-19525421

Implications for creationism and flood geology are welcome. Thanks in advance!

Carl Drews said:

I remember the Badlands being more colorful, but I was just a kid on that particular family vacation.

Since Panda’s Thumb has shown a few geology pictures recently, can one of the contributors please post a photo of Mt. Sharp on Mars? Preferably in color? I would like to see some informal analysis from the geologists here at PT concerning the obvious layering in Mt. Sharp. For extra credit, you can address the recent ideas of Alain Meunier:

Clays in Pacific lavas challenge wet early Mars idea: BBC, 10 September 2012

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-e[…]ent-19525421

Implications for creationism and flood geology are welcome. Thanks in advance!

Panorama from Curiosity’s landing site, (includes Mt. Sharp, but is wide angle view):

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multim[…]ImageID=4572

Other images (more detailed) of Mt. Sharp strata:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multim[…]ImageID=4569

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multim[…]ImageID=4565

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multim[…]ImageID=4560

The MSL/Curiosity web URL:

http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/

Above images are found at the Images selection in the Multimedia tab drop-down. They are press release images.

WoW! TQ for the share in your experience! It looks so spooky yet so alluring simultaneously!

Beautiful picture! Can someone give me an idea of scale? Not being familiar with the Badlands, I find it hard to work out.

Nice view!! I loved the Badland and its beautiful landscape. I have been there many times. There is a huge natural barrier ridging the landscape, sculptured into fantastic pinnacles and tortuous gullies by the forces of water. It has preserves the world’s greatest fossil beds of animals. Fossils, rocks, plants and animals are protected. On http://www.historicalplacesinameric[…]south-dakota I found some useful material on this amazing place.

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