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Supersized tsunamis once roiled an ocean on Mars, scientists say

Supersized tsunamis once roiled an ocean on Mars, scientists say

Mars might have been a wilder water world than we thought. Scientists scanning the Martian terrain say they have discovered signs of two massive tsunamis in the northern hemisphere — events that might have been caused by massive, crater-carving impacts.

The findings, described in Thursday's edition of the journal Scientific Reports, bolster the idea that Mars once held an enormous ocean and depict a Red Planet that was far more dynamic than previously believed.

Mars may look dry and dead today, but it seems to have been much more Earth-like in the distant past,...

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