Astronomy:Naktong Vallis

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Short description: Vallis on Mars
Naktong Vallis
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Naktong Vallis as seen by HiRISE
CoordinatesCoordinates: 5°18′N 327°06′W / 5.3°N 327.1°W / 5.3; -327.1
Length670 kilometres (416 mi)
NamingRiver in Korea[1]

Naktong Vallis is an ancient river valley in the Arabia quadrangle of Mars, located at 5.3 degrees north latitude and 327.1 degrees west longitude. It is 670 km long and was named after the Nakdong River in Korea.[1]

Naktong Vallis is part of the Naktong/Scamander/Mamers Valles lake-chain system that is comparable in length of Earth's largest system, like the Missouri-Mississippi.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Naktong Vallis". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. Fassett, C. and J. Head III. 2008. Valley network-fed, open-basin lakes on Mars: Distribution and implications for Noachian surface and subsurface hydrology. Icarus: 198. 39-56.

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. (11 January 2007). "Channels, Valleys and Gullies". The Surface of Mars. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-87201-0.