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Ridges as Evidence of Fluid Alteration

Tectonic fractures within the Candor Chasma region of Valles Marineris, Mars, retain ridge-like shapes as the surrounding bedrock erodes away. This points to past episodes of fluid alteration along the fractures and reveals clues into past fluid flow and geochemical conditions below the surface.
Date 2007-02-18 (original upload date)
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Author Original uploader was Rickyjames at en.wikipedia
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