Early Mars Impact May Have Shaped Terrain, Formed Two Moons

Credit: Mars: NASA
HOUSTON—An impact from a Ceres-sized planetary object early in its history may explain some of the more mysterious characteristics of Mars, researchers in the U.S. and Japan say. Those characteristics include dramatic differences in the elevation and geology of the Northern and Southern hemispheres...
Mark Carreau

Mark is based in Houston, where he has written on aerospace for more than 25 years. While at the Houston Chronicle, he was recognized by the Rotary National Award for Space Achievement Foundation in 2006 for his professional contributions to the public understanding of America's space program through news reporting.

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