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Barchans on Mars

  Sand dunes are basically mobile piles of millions of tiny bits of rock, sculpted by the wind into fantastic shapes. One of the coolest shapes is today’s weekly geology word, barchan. The Encyclopedia Britannica has the following definition: barchan: also spelled Barkhan,  crescent-shaped sand dune produced by the action of wind predominately from one direction. One of […]

Wordy Wednesday: Geodiferous

Half the fun of studying geology is the vocabulary. I love learning new words, and there are some absolutely fantastic ones out there. If you’re anything like me, you’ve already subscribed to AGI’s GeoWord of the Day  which actually does brighten up my day when I see it in my inbox. I am a total nerd. […]