A mega tsunami hit Mars after a huge asteroid hit the Red Planet

A new study finds that a Martian tsunami — a giant killer wave that may have reached more than 80 stories high — may have blasted across the Red Planet after a cosmic impact similar to the one that likely ended the age of the dinosaurs on Earth.

Although the surface Mars It is now cold and dry, and a great deal of evidence indicates that ocean waters covered the Red Planet billions of years ago. previous search I found signs that two meteor strikes may have caused it A pair of megatsunami (Opens in a new tab) About 3.4 billion years ago, the oldest tsunami inundated about 309,000 square miles (800,000 square km), while the most recent one submerged an area of ​​about 386,000 square miles (1 million square km).

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