Mars - Polygonal Ridges                               
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Roger Weller, geology instructor ( wellerr@cochise.edu  )
Last edited:  10/11/17     edited by R.Weller
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     The origin of these ridges started with a cracked layer of material.  The
cracks were then filled with an erosion-resistant substance.   Later, wind
erosion removed the less-consolidated material, exposing the ridges.

  
photo sources:   NASA, USGS,
ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum) 
Google Earth- Mars option
       
 
photos of polygonal ridges
examples:  1  2