Thursday, July 18, 2024

Mars orbiter captures Red Planet scar that’s longer than the Grand Canyon (image)

New images published by the European Space Agency have captured a 600-kilometer-long (373-mile-long) snaking scar on Mars’ surface in greater detail than ever before. The Red Planet is full of scratches and scars, and this one, named Aganippe Fossa, is another of these ditch-like grooves with steep walls — more specifically, however, Aganippe Fossa is what’s called a “graben.” 

“We’re still unsure of how and when Aganippe Fossa came to be, but it seems likely that it was formed as magma rising underneath the colossal mass of the Tharsis volcanoes caused Mars’s crust to stretch and crack,” ESA officials wrote in a recent press release.

Source link

Hot this week

NASA cancels VIPER lunar rover

BUSAN, South Korea — NASA has canceled a robotic...

Signs of two gases in clouds of Venus could indicate life, scientists say | Venus

Hot enough to melt metal and blanketed by a...

Bill Weber out as CEO of Firefly Aerospace

Bill Weber is out as chief executive at Firefly...

SpaceX’s vehicle to deorbit the International Space Station is a Dragon on steroids

The $843 million spacecraft SpaceX is designing to bring...

Astronomers want to change how we define a planet — again

Astronomers are proposing a new definition of a planet,...

Topics

NASA cancels VIPER lunar rover

BUSAN, South Korea — NASA has canceled a robotic...

Bill Weber out as CEO of Firefly Aerospace

Bill Weber is out as chief executive at Firefly...

SpaceX’s vehicle to deorbit the International Space Station is a Dragon on steroids

The $843 million spacecraft SpaceX is designing to bring...

Astronomers want to change how we define a planet — again

Astronomers are proposing a new definition of a planet,...

Life on Venus? Detection of phosphine gas in planet’s upper atmosphere leaves astronomers puzzled

NEW DELHI: In an unexpected finding, astronomers have detected...
spot_img

Related Articles

Popular Categories

spot_imgspot_img