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Signs Of Ancient Mars Lakes And Quakes Seen In New Map

Signs Of Ancient Mars Lakes And Quakes Seen In New Map

Provided by NASA/USGS Long ago, in the largest canyon system in our solar system, vibrations from "marsquakes" shook soft sediments that had accumulated in Martian lakes. The shaken sediments formed features that now appear as a series...

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New Study Finds That Lava Carved The Giant Valleys Of Mars
2014-05-13 07:17:31

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.

Chaos Causes Beauty
2014-04-11 10:57:36

Beautiful streamlined islands and narrow gorges were carved by fast-flowing water pounding through a small, plateau region near the southeastern margin of the vast Vallis Marineris canyon system.

Scars Of Mars Early History
2013-10-10 10:35:24

Ripped apart by tectonic forces, Hebes Chasma and its neighboring network of canyons bear the scars of the Red Planet’s early history.

Fly Through Valles Marineris On Mars
2013-07-15 11:38:00

Glide through part of the largest canyon on Mars, Valles Marineris, in this stunning color movie from ESA's Mars Express.

Mars Express Shows Of The Red Planet's Flood History
2013-06-06 13:39:33

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.

Underground Explosions Responsible For Pits Inside Twin Craters On Mars
2013-04-11 11:32:25

Dramatic underground explosions, perhaps involving ice, are responsible for the pits inside these two large martian impact craters, imaged by ESA’s Mars Express on 4 January.

Mars Express And HRSCview Turns Everyone Into Explorers
2013-03-25 19:03:05

Our planet has been mapped out and explored for the most part, but there are plenty of other planets out there waiting to be discovered.

Surface Features of Mars
2013-02-06 16:59:45

For millenia, humans have been fascinated by our reddish planetary neighbor. However, in recent years scientists have developed the equipment to visualize some of the main surface features of Mars.

Ancient Mars Caverns May Have Captured Flood Water
2012-12-05 16:24:33

Researchers have found evidence that ancient caverns on Mars may have captured enormous flood waters some 2 billion years ago.


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  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
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