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Evidence of Tsunami's on Mars

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posted on May, 19 2016 @ 09:26 PM
Furthering our understanding of the Martian past, there is apparently evidence of ancient tsunami's on Mars.

Scientists think they see evidence of two huge tsunamis having once swept across the surface of Mars.
They point to satellite data suggesting a major redistribution of sediments over a large region at the edge of the Red Planet's northern lowlands.
The US-led team argues that asteroid or comet strikes into an ocean of water could have triggered the giant waves.
Such events could only have occurred more than three billion years ago when the planet was wetter and warmer.

The idea is that there was indeed a northern ocean around 3 billion years ago and that meteor impacts caused these massive tsunamis.

This article goes into details about the apparent shorelines of this ancient Martian ocean, and how the tsunami's changed that shoreline:

Absolutely fascinating the information coming in about Mars.

posted on May, 19 2016 @ 09:43 PM
a reply to: OneGoal
Nice find OneGoal
It seems more evidence about Mars is supporting it's once existing liquid bodies. It will be interesting to see if through further observations if sea animals are found also to of existed in those liquid bodies...


posted on May, 19 2016 @ 10:11 PM
Asteroids... or nuclear super bombs? Bwa-ha-ha!

Yeah, I know... the nuclear detonations could be from some natural, little understood event, but the evidence for nukes IS there.. .it's simply that unknown natural events can't be ruled out either.

And I'm sure they got many perfectly natural asteroids over the millennia... so ... never mind.... but dang, this IS ATS and it would be neat to see if the tsunamis came from the isotope's epicenter.

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