Mars: The Lineament Systems

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Science  21 Apr 1972:
Vol. 176, Issue 4032, pp. 279-281
DOI: 10.1126/science.176.4032.279


Analysis of the Mariner 4, Mariner 6, and Mariner 7 photographs shows that Mars has at least two distinct types of lineament systems. The most prominent is a well-developed global-type system. The second consists of radial and concentric lineaments associated with the Hellas and south polar basins.