Paisley Terrain in Valles Marineris
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
Paisley Terrain in Valles Marineris
ESP_020721_1675  Science Theme: Sedimentary/Layering Processes
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Remember those paisley shirts during the summer of love in 1967? If so, this terrain may look somewhat familiar.

How did this terrain really form? One theory is that its a landslide deposit, perhaps associated with draining an ancient lake.

Written by: Alfred McEwen   (19 January 2011)

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