About The Author

Ranjan Sarkar is a senior research fellow at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in the Centre of Studies in Resources Engineering. Ranjan's work focuses on astrophysics, astronomy, and planetary geology. His current project involves Light-toned layered deposits in Juventae Chasma, Mars.

The Formation Of Mars’ Juventae Chasma

Mars is a planet of geological curiosities that often have no parallels on Earth. Among these include the largest and deepest canyon system — Valles Marineris (over 4000 km long and 12 km deep). Within this canyon system, a suite of light-toned, layered sedimentary rocks occurs that is still elusive to scientists as to their