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A new study from ETH Zurich geoscientists Giovanni Leone, however, suggests that lava, rather than water or tectonic plate activity, cut the gigantic valleys into the red planet's landscape.
The European Space Agency (ESA) said that a new image taken by its Mars Express orbiter shows off flood events that took place on the Red Planet.
Spectacular satellite images suggest that Mars was warm enough to sustain lakes three billion years ago, a period that was previously thought to be too cold and arid to sustain water on the surface.
The Mars Express High Resolution Stereo Camera imaged a region close to Maâ€™adim Vallis, one of the largest canyons on Mars, finding craters, lava flows and tectonic features.
These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) aboard ESAâ€™s Mars Express spacecraft, show a large depression called Iani Chaos and the upper reaches of a large outflow channel called Ares Vallis.
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