Epic Supervolcanoes May Have Decimated Mars

The surface of ancient Mars may have been rocked repeatedly by giant supervolcanoes, which unleashed colossal and explosive eruptions that forever changed the face of the Red Planet.

Published On 10/02/2013
2:30 PM EDT
This image shows a 3-dimensional view of Eden Patera looking toward the east. Color image data from the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) were draped over digital topographic data from the same instrument. | ESA/Mars Express/Freie Universitat Berlin