Naktong Vallis

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Naktong Vallis
Naktong Vallis.JPG
Naktong Vallis as seen by HiRISE
Coordinates 5°18′N 327°06′W / 5.3°N 327.1°W / 5.3; -327.1Coordinates: 5°18′N 327°06′W / 5.3°N 327.1°W / 5.3; -327.1
Length 494 kilometres (307 mi)
Naming River in Korea[1]

Naktong Vallis is an ancient river valley in the Arabia quadrangle of Mars, located at 5.3 degrees north latitude and 327.1 degrees west longitude. It is 494 km long and was named after a river in Korea.[1]

Naktong Vallis is part of the Naktong/Scamander/Mamers Valles lake-chain system that is comaparable in length of Earth's largest system, like the Missouri-Mississippi.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov
  2. ^ Fassett, C. and J. Head III. 2008. Valley network-fed, open-basin lakes on Mars: Distribution and implications for Noachian surface and subsurface hydrology. Icarus: 198. 39-56.