[meteorite-list] New findings point to volcanism on Mars

From: mark ford <markf_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Fri Aug 6 04:25:20 2004
Message-ID: <6CE3EEEFE92F4B4085B0E086B2941B311A359A_at_s-southern01.s-southern.com>


Mars appears to have been volcanically active more recently than
previously supposed, according to growing evidence from Europe's Mars
Express orbiter.
New estimates suggest volcanoes could have been active between one
million years ago and 20 million years ago, but more work is needed to
refine the dates

Previous spacecraft data suggested that volcanism on Mars ceased some
time around 600-500 million years ago.

Some researchers even speculate Mars could be volcanically active today.
Received on Fri 06 Aug 2004 04:21:37 AM PDT

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