What Processes Shape Planetary Surfaces?
ES2708  Shaping Mars

The surface of Mars has been studied more thoroughly than any planet other than Earth. In addition to imaging the entire planetary surface from orbit, three robotic probes have successfully landed on Mars and sent back detailed images of the surface, showing terrain that is strange, yet very Earth-like.

NASA/USGS
Valles Marineris hemisphere of Mars

  !   Click each thumbnail image to see a close-up view of Mars.

Examine the images carefully to look for evidence of the surface processes at work on Mars.

4. What processes do you see evidence of on the surface of Mars?


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