Astronomy:Granicus Valles

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Granicus Valles
Granicus Vallis Tributary.JPG
Granicus Valles tributary, as seen by HiRISE
CoordinatesCoordinates: 30°N 229°W / 30°N 229°W / 30; -229
Namingthe ancient name for river in Turkey

The Granicus Valles are a network of valleys in the Amenthes quadrangle of Mars, located at 30° north latitude and 229° west longitude. They are 750 km long and are named after the ancient name for a river in Turkey.[1] The system has been identified as outflow channels.[2]

References

  1. "Granicus Valles". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/Feature/2237. 
  2. Carr, M.H. (2006), The Surface of Mars. Cambridge Planetary Science Series, Cambridge University Press.