Evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars

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2017-02-02 04:43:56 Category: People & Blogs מאת:
Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. This confirms that some of the longest-lived volcanoes in the solar system may be found on the Red Planet. Shield volcanoes and lava plains formed from lava flowing over long distances, similar to the formation of the Hawaiian Islands. Credit: University of Houston