New form of lava flow discovered on Mars

By abe10tiger
Apr 26, 2012
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  1. Science News:

    New Form of Lava Flow Discovered On Mars
    High-resolution photos of lava flows on Mars reveal coiling spiral patterns that resemble snail or nautilus shells. Such patterns have been found in a few locations on Earth, but never before on Mars. The discovery, made by Arizona State University graduate student Andrew Ryan, is announced in a paper published April 27, 2012, in the scientific journal Science.

    Cooling lava on Mars can form patterns like snail shells when the lava is pulled in two directions at once. Such patterns, rare on Earth, have never before been seen on Mars. This image shows an area in a volcanic region named Cerberus Palus. (Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/UA)

    Source: Science Daily
  2. Zen

    Zen TechSpot Paladin Posts: 861   +45

    To investigate this further NASA should construct another lunar rover thing and have it land in the area of these snail like lava flows and do some research.

    As was said to me 1000's of times when in the Military............."we need to get some boots on the ground"!

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