Athabasca Valles, Mars: A Lava-Draped Channel System

@article{Jaeger2007AthabascaVM,
  title={Athabasca Valles, Mars: A Lava-Draped Channel System},
  author={W. Jaeger and L. Keszthelyi and A. Mcewen and C. Dundas and P. C. Russell},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={317},
  pages={1709 - 1711}
}
Athabasca Valles is a young outflow channel system on Mars that may have been carved by catastrophic water floods. However, images acquired by the High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft reveal that Athabasca Valles is now entirely draped by a thin layer of solidified lava—the remnant of a once-swollen river of molten rock. The lava erupted from a fissure, inundated the channels, and drained downstream in geologically recent times… Expand

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