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 and extends into Eridania quadrangle and the Phaethontis quadrangle.[1] As Eridania Lake dried out in the late Noachian epoch it divided into a series of smaller lakes.[2] [3][4][5]


  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. PMID 12077414. doi:10.1126/science.1071143. 
  2. ^ de Pablo, M. A.; Fairén, A. G.; Márquez, A. (3 March 2004). "The Geology of Atlantis Basin, Mars, and Its Astrobiological Interest" (PDF). 35th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 15–19 March 2004, League City, Texas. abstract no.1223. 
  3. ^ Cabrol, N. and E. Grin (eds.). 2010. Lakes on Mars. Elsevier. NY.
  4. ^ Rossman, R.; et al. (2002). "A large paleolake basin at the head of Ma'adim Vallis, Mars". Science. 296: 2209–2212. Bibcode:2002Sci...296.2209I. PMID 12077414. doi:10.1126/science.1071143. 
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External links[edit]

  • [1] Lakes on Mars - Nathalie Cabrol (SETI Talks)