' Valles Marineris ': Largest canyon in solar system

imageMars’ Valles Marineris is the largest canyon in our solar system. It is over 4000 km long and 200 km wide, and with a depth of 10 km. This size makes it some ten times longer and five times deeper than Earth’s Grand Canyon. 

Where exactly Valles Marineris located?

  • Valles Marineris is located along the equator of Mars, on the east side of the Tharsis Bulge, and stretches for nearly a quarter of the planet’s circumference.

Where is Earth’s Grand Canyon located?

  • The Grand Canyon is a steep-sided canyon carved by the Colorado River in the United States in the state of Arizona.

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