Simud Valles


Simud Valles
Simud Valles close-up.JPG
Close-up of the Simud Valles, as seen by HiRISE.
Coordinates19°48′N 37°48′W / 19.8°N 37.8°W / 19.8; -37.8Coordinates: 19°48′N 37°48′W / 19.8°N 37.8°W / 19.8; -37.8

The Simud Valles are an ancient outflow channel system in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.8° N and 37.8° W. They are 945 km long and were named for the word for "Mars" in Sumerian. Note: Descriptor term changed to the plural (valles), and coordinates redefined 3/31/2008.[1]

See also


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Further reading

  • Baker, V.R.; Carr, M.H.; Gulick, V.C.; Williams, C.R. & Marley, M.S. "Channels and Valley Networks". In Kieffer, H.H.; Jakosky, B.M.; Snyder, C.W. & Matthews, M.S. (eds.). Mars. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press.
  • Carr, M.H. (11 January 2007). "Channels, Valleys and Gullies". The Surface of Mars. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87201-0.