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Huge Tsunamis May Have Ravaged Ancient Mars

When Mars was a wet world, did its oceans experience powerful tsunamis spawned by meteorite impacts?

Published On 05/25/2016
4:51 PM EDT
A color-coded digital elevation map showing potential tsunami deposits on Mars (right) next to a picture of a possible ocean shoreline. | Alexis Rodriguez
The mapped deposits cover a huge area - close to a million square kilometers - that represents the equivalent of the states of California, Nevada and Oregon (seen here in an artist's impression). | Alexis Rodriguez