View Full Version : Melas Chasma: The Deepest Abyss on Mars

2010-Oct-08, 06:50 PM
Melas Chasma is part of the huge Valles Marineris that cuts into the middle of Mars surface, making it a pretty interesting place: there is abundant evidence for water having flowed here, with ancient water-cut channels visible even from orbit. Also visible are landslides that have created huge fans of rubble at the base of [...]

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2010-Oct-09, 08:14 AM
AFAIK parts of Hellas Planitia are significantly further below the Martian nominal zero altitude than is Melas Chasma.