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Video: Mars - Stunning animation of the red planet's terrain reveals some of the strangest geology ever found in our solar system


Mars is home to spectacular, near-vertical cliffs, rubble strewn plains and the deepest canyon in our solar system. But there's one area in which the red planet's unexpected geology appears to outdo all others; a bizarre region known as Atlantis basin. Now, a stunning animation allows you to explore this area in detail by flying over the unusual terrain etched into this landscape billions of years ago. Credit: European Space Agency/ESA

 

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