Nepenthes Mensae

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Nepenthes Mensae
Nepenthes Mensae, perspective view ESA213538.jpg
Nepenthes Mensae - perspective view
Coordinates9°11′N 119°25′E / 9.19°N 119.42°E / 9.19; 119.42Coordinates: 9°11′N 119°25′E / 9.19°N 119.42°E / 9.19; 119.42[1]

Nepenthes Mensae is a plateau, and classical albedo feature, in the Amenthes quadrangle of Mars. Its location is centered at 9.19 north latitude and 119.42 east longitude. It is 2,176.23 km (1,352.25 mi) long.[1][2] The name "Nepenthe" is a Greek word which literally means "without grief" (ne = not, penthos = grief) and, in Greek mythology, is a drug that quells all sorrows with forgetfulness.

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Nepenthes Mensae (dark green) is located in the Amenthes quadrangle

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  1. ^ a b Staff (1 October 2006). "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature - Nepenthes Mensae". USGS. Retrieved 26 May 2019.
  2. ^ Staff (24 July 2002). "Nepenthes Mensae". NASA. Retrieved 26 May 2019.

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