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Photograph of craters on MarsUSGS Planetary Geologist Michael Carr tells stories about floods on Mars, shifting ice floes on Europa, rivers of methane on Titan, and volcanoes on Io in this new online public lecture.

Learn more about the geology of our planets by browsing the USGS Astrogeology Science Center solar system website.

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Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake. Is your school registered for a ShakeOut drill on October 16? Individual states have specialized classroom resources.

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