The Mechanism of Valles Marineris Formation

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A. Kangi (2005), JBIS, 58, 34-39

Refcode: 2005.58.34
Keywords: Mars, Valles Marineris

The Valles Marineris is a distinctive system of canyons on the Martian surface. Considering the lack of any drainage network and tectonic structures, this system of closed depressions has induced a bewildering condition on the planet. The evidence from new images implies that very rarely can water have any role in the formation of these colossal structures. Furthermore, regarding the lack of any tectonic processes on the surface of the planet, the only legitimate origins of the Valles Marineris are the impact of asteroids and constant blowing of wind prevailing the Martian surface for millions of years.

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