Some Experts Theorize That A Giant Cosmic Lightning Bolt Hit Mars

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An extremely large canyon on Mars that is about four times the size of the Grand Canyon on Earth might have been caused by a cosmic lightning bolt that struck the surface of our neighboring planet. The formation is called Valles Marineris, and because it is so much different from the water and wind erosion that caused large canyons on Earth, experts from the Thunderbolts Project have theorized that it may have been caused by lightning.

An extremely large canyon on Mars that is about four times the size of the Grand Canyon on Earth might have been caused by a cosmic lightning bolt that struck the surface of our neighboring planet.

The formation is called Valles Marineris, and because it is so different from the water and wind erosion that left large canyons on Earth, experts from the Thunderbolts Project have theorized that it may have been caused by lightning.

If a lightning bolt was responsible for the 25 hundred mile long, four mile deep canyon, it would have created large amounts of displaced debris.

The rocks and sediment would have flown up into space, and scientists think that explains the boulders and rocks that have been observed around the surface of Mars.

Another theory about the origin of Valles Marineris, which is one of the largest canyons in our solar system is that it may have been caused by a crack in the crust of the red planet’s surface.

According to one study into the formation of terrestrial lightning, storm clouds in Earth’s atmosphere don’t actually have enough energy to produce a bolt of lightning.

The study revealed that electromagnetic forces from around the galaxy actually have more of an impact on our sun and solar system than previous studies had found.

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