Mars’ violent, volcanic past comes to light

March 17th, 2008 - 4:36 pm ICT by admin  

London, March 17 (IANS) Mars has undergone massive volcanic upheavals that alternatively spewed lava and water onto its surface, giving the red planet its current contours. German scientists have come to this conclusion after viewing the latest images of those contours - captured by the high-resolution stereo camera (HRSC) of Mars Express, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) spacecraft circling the planet, reports Scincedaily.

“We can now determine the ages of large regions and resurfacing events on the planet,” said Gerhard Neukum of Berlin’s Freie Universit

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