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Fault on Mars

14 December 2017

Robert sent in a number of links on the same subject – geology on Mars. More specifically, a so called fault line. See for example www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5177241/Glitches-matrix-NASA-rev… … NASA reveals a stunning image from Mars. Robert asks, but is it all what it seems, a fault line. An image of a wider region shows an extensive area of complex etched terrain (see https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA22187_fig1.jpg )This type of etched terrain is typical of the region, he continues (see https://hirise-pds.lpl.arizona.edu/PDS/EXTRAS/RDR/PSP/ORB_001300_001399/… ). Small craters and ridges in the same general area of the fault are cut by raised or depressed straight lines – which he says is suggestive of an electrical discharge …

       … NASAs view is that the worm like fissures on the floor of a crater are due to ejecta – the material strewn across the surface after an impact.


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