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November 15, 2011

Battered Tharsis Tholus Volcano On Mars

Therasis Tholus is a large volcano on Mars. It contains a caldera in the center. A caldera is a cauldron-like volcanic feature. It's thought that the lava flow caused the chamber roof to collapse.
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http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111108212639.htm

Posted by dhurvitz at November 15, 2011 12:39 AM

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This is cool, since it reveals a little more about the geology of Mars and could possibly expose more about the geological history of Mars. This could be significant in the search for life on Mars.

Posted by: carmrose at November 21, 2011 09:19 PM

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