Fault on Mars

14 Dec 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.