Tuesday, 19 May 2020

Martian Mud Flows

Martian Mud Flows

There are features on Mars that could be mud flows or lava flows. Until this is settled, perhaps (but unlikely) by a geologist with a hammer, speculation continues. And to provide some facts for the speculation we have THIS ARTICLE (brought to my attention by a correspondent) which describes experiments which look at how mud acts in a Martian environment.

In the low pressure of Mars's atmosphere mud acts like pahoehoe lava and looks like it also.

The initial article can be found HERE.

A suggested mud flow on Mars spied from orbit. A geologist on the ground could tell for sure.

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