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Catastrophic Martian Geology


Catastrophic Model of Martian Geology III

Back Ground

According to the Catastrophic Model of Martian Geology most of the impacts and volcanic activity occurred as part of a single massive global catastrophe. One of the results of these impacts and volcanic activity is that a large amount of dust and volcanic ash would have been thrown into the Martian atmosphere.

One of the affect of the having such large amounts of dust and volcanic ash in the Martian atmosphere would be a large increase in atmospheric pressure. A resent study now provides evidence for this higher atmospheric pressure.

Bomb Sag

The study in question studied the dents in rock layers called bomb sag. They are caused by impacting volcanic rocks. The study of this bomb sag has enabled the calculation of the velocity at which these rocks hit. This impact velocity provides information on the atmospheric pressure at the time of impact.

The results of this study shows that the impact velocities of some of these rocks were less than 43 yards per second. Such slow impact velocities suggest that Martian atmospheric pressure was at one tine 20 times its current value which is high enough to allow liquid water to stay on the surface. These results are consistent with the large increase in atmospheric pressure predicted by the Catastrophic Model of Martian Geology.

References

Mars Once Had Earth-Like Oceans

Mars was covered in water just like the Earth

 

 
 

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