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Figure 17. Catastrophic flood?, Candor Chasma, Mars (USGS, 1992, detail). Observations: Abrupt breaks in walls of Valles Marineris. Apparent scours extend out several kilometers. Tremendous erosive power required. Possible mechanism - sudden release of large volume of glacial meltwater in response to volcanic heating?