How were Mars' volcanoes formed?


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2013-07-06 03:31:12
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Since Mars lacks plate tectonics, the volcanoes were probaly formed by hot spots. These are areas where extra hot mantle material wells up and collects beneath the crust where some of it melts and rises through the crust to form volcanoes.

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