Corkscrew Lava Coils Seen on Mars in Athabasca Valles


NASA’s HiRISE spacecraft, which is currently orbiting Mars, spotted these interesting patterns, which are actually rare lava flows. This is the first time that lava flows have been seen on Mars, and the corkscrew snail shell-like patterns are indicative of previous volcanic activity.

Read more @ SciTechDaily

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