The new discovery of the surface of the planet’s 1000 km long Canyon (video)

The latest discovery of Mercury’s surface, about 1000 km long Canyon as shown in the figure, this is mercury high resolution digital elevation model, using color mapping techniques, the researchers indicated mercury Grand Canyon (dark blue) extending into Rembrandt impact basin (upper right corner of the map purple color). Five crazy inventions you never knew! Tencent space news, according to the science news website reported that, at present, the planetary researchers using NASA’s messenger probe (MESSENGER), the latest discovery of the southern hemisphere of the moon a wide canyon. Smithson, the national air and Space Museum researcher Thomas – Waters (Thomas Watters), using messenger images a high-resolution map of mercury, found a wide Canyon extends to Rembrandt basin, it is reported that Rembrandt impact basin basin is the youngest mercury. The surface of mercury Grand Canyon 1000 kilometers in length, width of 400 km, 3 km depth, it is smaller than Mars seaman Canyon, but the canyon larger than North America Colorado rift Bidongfei bigger, wider and deeper. Waters said that unlike the earth’s Great Rift Valley in the East, the surface of the Grand Canyon is not due to the formation of the plate structure caused by the collapse of the lithosphere, it is the result of a global contraction of a rock plate. The canyon by two large cliff structure constraints, cliff refers to the cliff like features similar to the stairs. They speculate that the earth’s crust is only one layer of mercury, compared to the earth there are multiple layers of rock, billions of years ago, the occurrence of geological contraction of mercury, the rock to the top of the uplift, the formation of the current observation of the grand canyon. The latest findings are published this week in the journal Geophysical Research letters. (long compile)相关的主题文章: