Enterprise Rupes

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Enterprise Rupes
Feature type Rupes
Coordinates 36°32′S 283°28′W / 36.54°S 283.46°W / -36.54; -283.46Coordinates: 36°32′S 283°28′W / 36.54°S 283.46°W / -36.54; -283.46
Eponym Ship conducted the first surveys of the Mississippi and Amazon rivers

Enterprise Rupes is an escarpment on Mercury, located at 36.54°S, 283.46°W. It is the longest rupes on Mercury, with a length of 820 kilometers (510 mi). The escarpment was named after the USS Enterprise, a ship which conducted the first surveys of the Mississippi and Amazon rivers.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MESSENGER Team Names Ten Major Fault Scarps On Mercury". June 6, 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2014.