An Yin explains the origin of Mars' largest canyon--the result of transtensional faulting

Posted on July 18, 2012

In a new study selected as Editor’s Choice in the 2012 June 29th issue of Science and to be published in Lithosphere, UCLA’s Professor An Yin suggests that the current structure of the solar system’s ‘grandest canyon’ is a result of left-lateral transtensional faulting, similar to that found in Earth’s Dead Sea fault system.