Huge Spirals Found on Mars—Evidence of New Lava Type?

First Mars Express explores volcanic history
Newstrack India
Washington, Apr 27 (ANI): Five years of Mars Express gravity mapping data are offering unique insights into what lies beneath the Red Planet’s massive volcanoes. The results indicate that the lava grew denser over time and that the thickness of the
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Huge Spirals Found on Mars—Evidence of New Lava Type?
National Geographic
If so, the spirals would suggest that volcanoes—not ice floes, as other experts believe—shaped an unusual area near the red planet’s equator. Athabasca Valles is a region of flow channels and valleys covered with terrain plates, structures that show
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National Geographic
What are Those Weird Spirals on Mars’ Surface?
Discovery News
Giant coils of lava on Mars suggest a mysterious network of valleys on the planet was born from volcanoes, researchers say. The origin of the Athabasca Valles region near the equator of Mars has been debated for more than a decade.
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Inquirer.net
Ancient Mars Lava Spirals Reveal Volcanic Secrets of Red Planet
Space.com
by Charles Q. Choi, SPACE.com Contributor Giant coils of lava on Mars suggest a mysterious network of valleys on the planet was born from volcanoes, researchers say. The origin of the Athabasca Valles region near the equator of Mars has been debated
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Lava flows carved Mars valleys: US scientists reveal
Herald Sun
NASA has put together this handy animation to show you how to park Scientists discover Mars valleys formed by volcanoes Results prove spiral coils not formed by ice or water Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter launched in 2005 LAVA flows carved valleys on Mars
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Gigantic lava lamp process built Martian volcanoes
Sen – Space exploration network (press release)
By Ben Gilliland, 27 April 2012 Scientists have used gravity data collected by the European Space Agency’s Mars Express to take a peek beneath the Red Planet’s largest volcanoes and gain an insight into the processes that built them.
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