Are there any observations that could explain the hexagonal shaped craters on Mars?

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Offline thedoc

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Ralph Call asked the Naked Scientists:
   Are there existing observations of physical processes that would explain the hexagonal shaped craters on Mars, Mercury, Titan and Eros?
What do you think?
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Hexagonal packing is characteristic of circular or near-circular objects (such as bee cells, chaldera and impact craters) close to one another, and also of convection cells in cooling magma - such as the Giants Causeway.
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