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We at Kid's Cosmos have enjoyed taking you on the Field Trip to Mars and hope you had fun discovering and learning about this part of our world. Below you will find our Resources of suggested books and links for more study, Credits and Sources.

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NASA Planetary Landforms
NASA Geomorphology from Space
NASA/California Institute of Technology: The Space Place
NASA Earth Science for kids
The Nine Planets
NASA Planet Facts

Viking, Pathfinder and other Mars missions
Galileo Mission
Voyager I and II Missions
Arizona State University/NASA/JPL Pathfinder Workshop and Channeled Scabland Trip

Astronomical League
Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers has a Mars Section

HUGE Floods
Ice Age Floods Institute

Mars Society Education Web

Washington State Dept of Natural Resources
Washington State Parks
Park Geology: Tour of National Parks

Geological Society of America
US Geological Survey


The Cambridge Planetary Handbook by Michael E. Bakich

Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods by David Alt

Northwest Exposures by David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman

The Mystery of Mars by Sally Ride and Tam O'Shaughnessy

Roadside Geology of Washington by David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman


Kid's Cosmos in grateful for the permission to use materials from Field Guide #2, Channeled Scablands of Southeastern Washington, Geology Department, Washington State University, by G. D. Webster, Victor R. Baker, and Carl Gustafson, 1976.

Unless otherwise stated, the photos of Washington were taken by Jim Draggoo for Kid's Cosmos. The on-line tour was researched and written by Jim Draggoo.

Mars and other space images are from NASA including NASA/JPL and NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems. Some pictures, maps and diagrams are from US Geological Survey material as listed. The follwing images are from stock clipart: pg. 1 ice-filled lake; pg. 2 sand ripples; pg. 9 Niagra Falls; pg. 9A mountain lake 1 and mountain lake 2; pg. 10 beach rocks; pg. 15 shield volcano, Crater Lake, lava tower; pg. 16 glacial lake, ice-filled lake, and mountain glaciers.

We thank Eastern Washington University Press for permission to use some of the diagrams, maps and images from The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington. They are indicated by the Copyright © EWU Press in the caption.

Sources and Bibliography

Alt, D. and Hyndman, D., 1995, Northwest Exposures - A Geologic Story of the Northwest: Mountain Press Publishing, Missoula, MT.
Baker, V. and Nummedal, D., 1978, The Channeled Scabland - A Guide to Geomorphology of the Columbia Basin, Washington: NASA
Breckenridge, R. M., 1989, Glacial Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scabland - Field Trip Guidebook T310: American Geophysical Union, Washington, D.C.
Easterbrook, D. and Rahm, D., 1970, Landforms of Washington - The Geologic Environment: Western Washington State University, Bellingham, WA.
Molenaar, D., 1988, The Spokane Aquifer, Washington - Its Geologic Origin and Water-bearing and Water-quality Chacteristics: U. S. Geological Survey Water Supply Paper 2265
Newman, W. and Weis, P., 1999, The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington - The Geologic Story of the Spokane Flood: Eastern Washington University Press, Cheney, WA.
Orr, Elizabeth and William, 1996, Geology of the Pacific Northwest: McGraw-Hill.

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