Sedna Planitia

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Sedna Planitia
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Feature type Planitia
Coordinates 42°42′N 340°42′E / 42.7°N 340.7°E / 42.7; 340.7Coordinates: 42°42′N 340°42′E / 42.7°N 340.7°E / 42.7; 340.7
Diameter 3,570 km
Eponym Sedna

Sedna Planitia is a large lowland area of Venus, south of Ishtar Terra.[1][2][3] It is thought to be lava-covered and similar to a lunar mare. Its name is derived from the Inuit sea goddess.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magellan's Perspective View of Sedna Planitia, 45° N, 11° E". NASA JPL. Retrieved 9 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Basilevsky, Alexander T.; James W. Head (December 1995). "Regional and global stratigraphy of Venus: a preliminary assessment and implications for the geological history of Venus". Planetary and Space Science. 12 43: 1523–1553. Bibcode:1995P&SS...43.1523B. doi:10.1016/0032-0633(95)00070-4. Retrieved 12 June 2010. 
  3. ^ A. T. Basilevsy; J. W. Head (1996). "Regional and global stratigraphy of Venus: a preliminary assessment and implications for the geologic history of Venus". Lunar and Planetary Institute, XXVII. Retrieved 9 October 2011.