Mars Goes for a Spin--Or at Least Part of It Might

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 19:14 in Astronomy & Space

Planetary scientists have often puzzled over the origins of the Martian landscape, including its so-called hemispheric dichotomy, a pronounced difference in the thickness of the planet's crust between its northern lowlands and highlands of the south. Another curious feature is an elevated region near the equator called the Tharsis Rise, capped by volcanic peaks located in a relatively straight line. [More]

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