Sunday, September 03, 2006

The Grand Canyon

This is Valles Marineris on Mars.

"The Valles Marineris is a system of canyons located just south of the Martian equator. The system is about 4000 km long, and, if on earth, would extend all the way across the United States. The central individual troughs, generally 50 to 100 km wide, merge into a depression as much as 600 km wide. In places the canyon floor reaches a depth of 10 km, 6 to 7 times deeper than the Grand Canyon"

Big, huh?


Alexander said...

6 or 7 times deeper than the Grand Canyon? Yes, the mind boggles at that one. I tell you though, it would be one HELL of a Bungy Jump wouldn't it. I reckon Kiwis will be sending out company researchers on the next mission :D

Martin said...

I would give one right leg and left arm to BASE jump from there. I am sure in the next 50 years some crazy fool will do it though. I hope I'm still here to see the video. :)