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Megafloods: What they leave behind

December 17, 2013

Stubby Canyon, Malad Gorge State Park, Idaho South-central Idaho and the surface of Mars have an interesting geological feature in common: amphitheater-headed canyons. California Institute of Technology professor of geology Michael P. Lamb, Benjamin Mackey, formerly a postdoctoral fellow at Caltech, and W. M. Keck Foundation Professor of Geochemistry Kenneth A. Farley offer a plausible account that all these canyons were created by enormous floods. Full Story

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