What Are These Odd Snake-like Mounds on Planet Mars?

December 7, 2014 10:58 PM

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Scientists are baffled by rare formations of 1.2-mile wide mounts on the planet Mars' Athabasca Valles region.

NASA commented: "It looks like a circular island surrounded by a 'sea' of smooth-looking lava flows. Therefore, it is highly possible that volcanism played a role in creating this feature. Perhaps lava has intruded underneath this mount and pushed it up from beneath. It looks as if material is missi...

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