Mars’s Surface Is Messed Up | The Martian Dichotomy

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Most rocky planets have pretty consistent surface features, with a fairly even mix of mountains and basins in each hemisphere. This is NOT the case on Mars! What do scientists know about this mystery?

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Thumbnail image credit: NASA / JPL / USGS