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Warped Shorelines on a Rolling Mars

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Science  30 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5820, pp. 1788-1789
DOI: 10.1126/science.315.5820.1788b

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LEAGUE CITY, TEXAS-- A group of geophysicists reported at the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held here from 12 to 16 March 2007, that they have found a plausible explanation for warped ancient shorelines on Mars: The planet rolled on its side, twice, in response to a huge ocean basin emptying. (Read more.)