Maumee Vallis

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Maumee Vallis
Vedra, Maumee, and Maja Vallis.JPG
Waters from Vedra Vallis, Maumee Vallis, and Maja Valles went from Lunae Planum on the left, to Chryse Planitia on the right. Image is located in Lunae Palus quadrangle and was taken by Viking Orbiter.
Coordinates 19°42′N 53°12′W / 19.7°N 53.2°W / 19.7; -53.2Coordinates: 19°42′N 53°12′W / 19.7°N 53.2°W / 19.7; -53.2

Maumee Vallis is an ancient river valley in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.7° N and 53.2° W. It is 350.0 km long and was named after a North American river in Indiana and Ohio.[1]

Together with other ancient river valleys, it has provided strong evidence for a great deal of running water on the surface of Mars.[2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov
  2. ^ ISBN 0-8165-1257-4
  3. ^ Raeburn, P. 1998. Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet Mars. National Geographic Society. Washington D.C.
  4. ^ Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Mitchell Beazley Publishers NY, NY.