Astronomy:Maumee Valles

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Maumee Valles
Vedra, Maumee, and Maja valles.jpg
Waters from the Vedra Valles, Maumee Valles, and Maja Valles flowed 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.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 19°42′N 53°12′W / 19.7°N 53.2°W / 19.7; -53.2

The Maumee Valles are a set of channels in an ancient river valley in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.7° N and 53.2° W. They are 350 km long and were named after a North American river in Indiana and Ohio.[1]

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

See also


  1. "Maumee Valles". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. 
  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.

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.. Mars. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press. 
  • Carr, M.H.. "Channels, Valleys and Gullies". The Surface of Mars. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87201-0.