It’s not Halo, but damn it’s cool! Supervolcanoes on Mars


Scientists are heated over whether or not anomalies on Mars’ surface are impact craters or supervolcanoes. Landmarks like Eden Patera, seen above in a heatmap image, contain features structurally similar to supervolcanoes that have been studied intimately on Earth and lack those common in impact craters. Watch the following video by Nature, learn about Mars’ dramatic past and decide for yourself: is Eden Patera a supervolcano or an impact crater?

Source: NBC News – Science

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