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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 09:21 PM

Catastrophic collapse of ice lake created Aram Chaos on Mars


www.europlanet-eu.org said:

Aram Chaos, the lumpy, bumpy floor of an ancient impact crater on Mars, formed as a result of catastrophic melting and outflow of a buried ice lake. A new study combines observations from satellite photos of the 280 kilometre wide and four kilometre deep crater plus models of the ice melting process and resulting catastrophic outflow. Manuel Roda has presented the results at the European Planetary Science Congress (EPSC) at UCL in London.

Chaotic terrains are enigmatic features, stretching up to hundreds of kilometres across, that are distinctive to Mars. The mechanism by which they formed has been poorly understood by scientists.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:09 PM

catastrophic for who?

In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:27 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 13 September 2013 - 10:09 PM, said:

catastrophic for who?
  I hope no one was hurt

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:42 PM

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I hope no one was hurt
You do know Waspie will tell us off.... again.


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In an ideal World a law would be passed were NO guns were allowed and all those out there destroyed, trouble is the law makers are not going to take a risk of trying to pass that without making sure they are armed first.

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Posted 13 September 2013 - 10:45 PM

Yea -- that is a good question -- does "catastrophe" contain within its range of meanings an event that is really big and sudden even though no one is there to be effected by it?

Of course this word was used by the news reporter, trying to get attention to his or her story, not by the OP.


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Posted 13 September 2013 - 11:27 PM

View Postfreetoroam, on 13 September 2013 - 10:42 PM, said:

You do know Waspie will tell us off.... again.


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   Yer I guess so,not for the first time.We had a slight dispute a while ago when I said that the Chinese would be next to the Moon.

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 10:56 AM

View PostFrank Merton, on 13 September 2013 - 10:45 PM, said:

Of course this word was used by the news reporter, trying to get attention to his or her story, not by the OP.
Not true.

In geology catastrophe has a specific meaning, it means a "sudden, violent change in the Earth's (or in this case Mars') surface". Catastrophic is used quite correctly in this article.

Edited by Waspie_Dwarf, 14 September 2013 - 10:56 AM.

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