Talk:Mawrth Vallis

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Spelling?[edit]

A recent BBC article [1] mentions Marwth Vallis. I assume that's a different spelling of the same place. Google has marginally more "Marwth Vallis" (1000) than "Mawrth Vallis" (943). Does anyone have an etymological reference to confirm which is correct? 213.190.149.123 13:53, 16 November 2007 (UTC)

Welsh?[edit]

No definitive etymological source for this, but it is the Welsh word for Mars. [2] ALL the NASA sites related to this valley refer to 'Mawrth' not 'Marwth', so the correct spelling must be Mawrth.

http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&q=site%3Awww.nasa.gov+marwth&meta=&fp=3006660df095f027 [Google says 'do you mean 'Mawrth'] http://www.google.co.uk/#hl=en&q=site%3Awww.nasa.gov+mawrth&meta=&fp=3006660df095f027 [Google gives six pages of hits]

It would be good to confirm this is indeed the origin of name. Anyone?