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Matteo Massironi  Uni Padova, Padova 
Giovedi 28 Febbraio 2019  ore 14:30, Aula IB09 
Since the early 18th century with the first geological sections by Arduino and Smith, to the geological reconstruction of the Alpine belt by Argand in the early 20th and, lately, the 3D geomodelling for oil and mining exploration and tunneling projects, the main goal of any geological scientists has been the understanding of the subsurface geology retrieved by surface geological data, direct probes and geophysical analysis. In planetary science, surface geological information is rarely used for subsurface interpretation and often neglected in favor of remote sensing geophysical data, such as radar sounder investigations. However, these data are still rare and, in any case, need to be cross checked with surface geological evidences.  In the last years the Padua team of Planetary geoscientists has carried out subsurface reconstructions from surface geological evidences following the steps of the pioneers of structural geology of the past centuries. In this presentation I will share the work we have done over the years for reconstructing subsurface planetary geology using strata attitudes of Martian sedimentary sequences as well as cometary layers, relaying on the distribution of fractures and vents on Mars or Icy bodies, looking through Mercury stratigraphy using craters and measuring skylight geometries to infer extension of hidden lava tubes on Mars and the Moon.

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