Eridania Lake

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Eridania Lake is a theorized ancient lake on Mars with a surface area of roughly 1.1 million square kilometers. It is located at the source of the Ma'adim Vallis outflow channel.[1] As Eridania Lake dried out in the late Noachian epoch it divided into a series of smaller lakes.[2]


  1. ^ Rossman, P. Irwin III; Ted A. Maxwell, Alan D. Howard, Robert A. Craddock, David W. Leverington (21 June 2002). "A Large Paleolake Basin at the Head of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars". Science 296 (5576): 2209–2212. Bibcode:2002Sci...296.2209I. doi:10.1126/science.1071143. PMID 12077414. 
  2. ^ de Pablo, M. A.; Fairén, A. G.; Márquez, A. (3 March 2004). "The Geology of Atlantis Basin, Mars, and Its Astrobiological Interest". 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 15–19 March 2004, League City, Texas. abstract no.1223.