Mars Geology

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drc_567

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In the Mars Perseverance Rover image below, it is possible to zoom in on an interesting rock located in the wheel shadow, at about the 9 o'clock position of the wheel. This rock has obvious voids, or vesicles. ...
Having traveled the Rio Grand River in Texas several times, it is evident that a similar, if not identical formation, is present in the Boquillas Canyon section of that river. The geologic explanation is that CO2 gas was liberated from liquid lava during an ancient volcanic event, forming the void pockets. The translation of the Spanish word Boquillas is 'little mouths', which is precisely what the canyon walls look like at that river section.



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wayneh

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In the Mars Perserverance Rover image below, it is possible to zoom in on an interesting rock located in the wheel shadow, at about the 9 o'clock position of the wheel. This rock has obvious voids, or vesicles. ...
Having traveled the Rio Grand River in Texas several times, it is evident that a similar, if not identical formation, is present in the Boquillas Canyon section of that river. The geologic explanation is that CO2 gas was liberated from liquid lava during an ancient volcanic event, forming the void pockets. The translation of the Spanish word Boquillas is 'little mouths', which is precisely what the canyon walls look like at that river section.
Looks a lot like lava rock used in landscaping.

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