Planet Four Talk

veins

  • jlee916 by jlee916

    what are the areas that look like veins that appear to be connected to the large clustered area

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  • mschwamb by mschwamb scientist, translator in response to jlee916's comment.

    Hi,

    The exact formation process for the veins is not fully known, but they've been dubbed 'spiders' because many originate from a single point with many 'legs' radiating out. You can learn more how we think these are formed on our About page (hint = carbon dioxide geysers and trapped carbon dioxide gas)

    Cheers,

    ~Meg

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