A Large Paleolake Basin at the Head of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars

@article{Irwin2002ALP,
  title={A Large Paleolake Basin at the Head of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars},
  author={R. Irwin and T. Maxwell and A. Howard and R. Craddock and D. Leverington},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={296},
  pages={2209 - 2212}
}
At 8 to 15 kilometers wide, Ma'adim Vallis is one of the largest valleys in the martian highlands. Although a groundwater source was previously suggested, the channel originates at a spillway in the divide of a ∼3,000,000-square-kilometer closed drainage basin. The interior morphology of this source basin, including likely shoreline features following topographic contours, suggests that Ma'adim Vallis was created through catastrophic overflow of a ∼1,100,000-square-kilometer highland lake. The… Expand
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