Vedra Valles

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Vedra Valles
Vedra, Maumee, and Maja valles.jpg
Waters from Vedra Valles, Maumee Valles, and Maja Valles went from Lunae Planum on the left, to Chryse Planitia on the right. Image is located in Lunae Palus quadrangle and was taken by Viking Orbiter.
Coordinates19°24′N 55°36′W / 19.4°N 55.6°W / 19.4; -55.6Coordinates: 19°24′N 55°36′W / 19.4°N 55.6°W / 19.4; -55.6

Vedra Valles is an ancient river valley in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.4° N and 55.6° W. It is 115.0 km long and was named after an ancient river in Great Britain.[1]

Together with other ancient river valleys, it has provided strong evidence for a great deal of running water on the surface of Mars.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ "Vedra Valles". [Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  2. ^ ISBN 0-8165-1257-4
  3. ^ Raeburn, P. 1998. Uncovering the Secrets of the Red Planet Mars. National Geographic Society. Washington D.C.
  4. ^ Moore, P. et al. 1990. The Atlas of the Solar System. Mitchell Beazley Publishers NY, NY.

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