Tractus Catena

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Tractus Catena
Tractus Fossae based on day THEMIS.png
Tractus Catena based on THEMIS day-time image
Coordinates 28°10′N 102°46′W / 28.17°N 102.77°W / 28.17; -102.77Coordinates: 28°10′N 102°46′W / 28.17°N 102.77°W / 28.17; -102.77

Tractus Catena is a set of pits in the Arcadia quadrangle of Mars. Its location is centered at 28°10′N 102°46′W / 28.17°N 102.77°W / 28.17; -102.77 . It is 897 km (557 mi) long and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1]

The line of pits that make up Tractus Catena make it related to fossa which are common on Mars.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Tractus Catena". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.