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October 12, 2011

New Mystery On Mars' Forgotten Plains

Recently, scientists studying a flat plain on Mars, called Hesperia Planum, have found new evidence that is against what people have thought. This plain was supposedly caused by volcanic activity, but Tracy Gregg, of State University of New York, found very little evidence to support that theory. Gregg is currently studying the moon to determine possible explanations and causes for the channels on Mars and hopes to find that neither water nor lava flows created these channels. Gregg believes that Hesperia Planum is a lot more complicated than what people have long thought and hopes to discover what exactly caused these geological structures.

full article at http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111012083440.htm

Posted by ebench at October 12, 2011 12:24 PM


I wonder what Gregg's hypothesis is for what caused Hesperia Planum if she doesn't believe they were caused by volcanic activity or water. I also wonder if it's valid to compare the processes of a moon to the processes of a planet and using that data to explain what caused the channels on Mars. Either way, from the article Hesperia Planum sounds like a good place to look for life on Mars.

Posted by: vacr at October 18, 2011 01:38 PM

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