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Fraser
2012-Mar-21, 09:50 PM
Weíve seen avalanches on Mars, but now scientists have found avalanches taking place on an unlikely place in our solar system: Saturnís walnut-shaped, two-toned moon Iapetus. And these arenít just run-of-the-mill avalanches: they are huge inundations of debris. These events are specifically known as long-runout landslides — debris flows that have traveled unusually long distances. [...]

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