Exposure of an early to middle Noachian valley network in three dimensions on Mars

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Abstract

We document a set of channels in a section of the Martian cratered highlands located between crustal massifs northeast of Hellas Planitia that are visible in cross section and planview >200 m below the surface. The morphometry and spatial distribution of the outcrops provide concrete geological evidence of a dynamic aqueous system in a structural sub-basin during the Early to Middle Noachian, bolstering evidence of conditions compatible with sustained liquid water on the surface very early in Mars' history.

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Exposure of an early to middle Noachian valley network in three dimensions on Mars
Series title Icarus
DOI 10.1016/j.icarus.2020.114071
Volume 354
Year Published 2021
Language English
Publisher Elsevier
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Science Center
Description 114071, 5 p.
Other Geospatial Mars
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