Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Past Flooding of Meridiani Planum Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity landing site

The scene that welcomed Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity when it landed in the Meridiani Planum region of Mars was strange even by Mars’ standards. When viewed from both a local and global perspective is clearly an area of catastrophic flooding and not long standing sea proposed by JPL because Meridiani Planum forms a clear splatter large zone across the surface of Mars. Further more the rocks show clear evidence of being exposed to and eroded by concentrated sulfuric acid making the environment more like that of a car battery than an habitable sea. This further shows that Martian geology has a largely catastrophic make up and not a uniformitarian one as seen Part one: Catastrophic Martian Geology

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