The paper of GAS researchers Anshuman Bhardwaj, Lydia Sam, Javier Martín-Torres, and María-Paz Zorzano, “Are Slope Streaks Indicative of Global‐Scale Aqueous Processes on Contemporary Mars?” recently published in the American Geophysical Union’s reputed Reviews of Geophysics journal, is achieving an extraordinary impact in the science community.
Today the paper is on the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric at a rank of 275,776 out of a total of 12,422,882 outputs. An impressive result that surely will be improved over time. Altmetric is a well-known platform to measure the on-line impact of science publications measured on terms of quantity and quality of online attention that they have received. GAS Paper accomplished an Altmetric Attention Score of 53 something absolutely remarkable in terms of science impact. The article also ranks 16th out of total 463 papers ever published in Reviews of Geophysics and 1st out of 7 papers of the similar age from the journal.
On the other side EOS Blog article about this same paper titled “Revisiting Enigmatic Martian Slope Streaks” has also been referenced in the Space News digital publication Universe Today. Universe Today News describe how planetary scientists continue to puzzle over the mysterious slope streaks on Mars describing some of the main debates about their origins and nature.
“Are Slope Streaks Indicative of Global‐Scale Aqueous Processes on Contemporary Mars?” is a perfect example of relevant and rigorous science contribution that also can benefit a broader audience curious about space topics.