Home » Press Releases » Fracture swarms on Mars
Bookmark and Share
ESA Top News

Fracture swarms on Mars

16 Nov 2017, 10:00 UTC
Fracture swarms on Mars ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

These striking features on Mars were caused by the planet’s crust stretching apart in response to ancient volcanic activity.

The fractures in the Sirenum Fossae region in the southern hemisphere were imaged by ESA’s Mars Express in March. They extend for thousands of kilometres in length, far beyond the boundaries of this image.

Note: All formatting and links have been removed - click title or image to see full article.

Latest Vodcast

Latest Podcast

Advertise PTTU

NASA Picture of the Day

Astronomy Picture of the Day

astronomy_pod