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Areomorphology by Plasma Processes?
While observations from Mars orbiters and rovers offer new views into surface details and improve with every new mission, most theories and models devised to explain the creation of mountains, canyons, craters and microscopic features are still those of the 19th century, from the time when Charles Lyell, Percival Lowell and Giovanni Schiaparelli were conducting their research. As since then, science in general has evolved and much has been revised in other fields of study, it should be allowed to ask, which new concepts and explanations are available today. This presentation provides an overview of alternate models for planetary surface shaping backed up by laboratory experiments performed by various researchers using the now well developed sciences of electromagnetic and plasma processes.