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Images of Eden Patera Basin on Mars

 
 
 
New research suggests the Eden Patera basin on Mars could have been formed by an explosive volcanic eruption, not the impact of a large object. 
 
Seen above, for the basin and surrounding area, higher elevations (reds and yellows) and lower elevations (blues and grays) are indicated.
Credit: NASA/JPL/GSFC
 
 
Below, the dark color indicates younger material draped across the Eden Patera depression.
Credit: ESA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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