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Short description: Landform on other planets

How rupes formed is, (As of 2008), a matter of speculation. Compressional strain from the cooling of the crust of terrestrial planets and large scale displacement due to impacts are the two dominant theories.[1]

See also


  1. "APOD: 21 January 1996 - Mercury's Faults". APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day). 1996-01-21.