Amazonian epoch


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Amazonian epoch

- The Amazonian epoch is the most recent of the Martian geologic epochs, from 1,800 years ago to the present.
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1 billion years old, it hails from the beginning of the Amazonian epoch, which is thought to be a dry chapter in Martian history.
The Red Planet's hills may have formed through Earthlike processes of freezing and thawing late in Mars' Amazonian epoch, the team concludes online September 19 in Icarus.
Head, from the Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, US, have reported evidence of younger fluvial valley systems that formed during the middle to late Amazonian epoch, which extends from about 1.