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antoniseb
2005-Mar-28, 09:20 PM
Here's a New Scientist Story
Crater count led Mars historians astray (http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7175)

Which basically says that using crater counts on Mars based on crater counts on the moon yields dates for Mars that are falsely young. Actual dates for lightly cratered surfaces may be up to 100 times older than previously thought, and Mars' Vulcanism may not be as recent as we've lately been told.

j0seph
2005-Mar-29, 12:37 AM
hmm, I would have thought they would have come to this conclusion sooner... but hey, they know now ;)

antoniseb
2005-Mar-29, 04:09 PM
Originally posted by j0seph@Mar 29 2005, 12:37 AM
hmm, I would have thought they would have come to this conclusion sooner... but hey, they know now ;)
So many things seem obvious in retrospect.