Now, I'll do it again. Aside from what, to me, is the correlation between the Hellas basin and the Mariner rift/Tharsis bulge areas, I will ask the readers to note something else; in all of our mars lander/rover mission up to the Opportunity mission, (Viking 1, 2, Pathfinder, Spirit) we have been shown a landscape covered with shattered rocks/boulders scattered from horizon to horizon. Now, Opportunity has landed in a remarkably boulder free area, but one that shows an exposed rock escarpment that lookes remarkable for its fractured/shattered condition. Even our lunar images don't appear to be quite as strewn with debris.
Yes, Opportinity appears to be in a crater, and one would expect local rock to be 'traumatised'; but in frame after frame of Mars images over the years, we are shown what appears to be planet-wide debris field. If not caused by a super-massive impact, what alternative explanation can some one put forth to explain the Hellas/Tharsis/Mariner features?
Open for comment.
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