Astronomy:Nereidum Montes

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The Nereidum Montes is a mountain range on Mars. It stretches 1,143 km, northeast of Argyre Planitia. It is in the Argyre quadrangle. The mountains are named after a Classical albedo feature.[1] Nereidum Montes has gullies in some areas.

A hummocky relief resembling Veiki moraines has been found in Nereidum Montes. The relief is hypothesized to result very much like Veiki moraines from the melting of a martian glacier.[2]

References[edit]

  1. "Nereidum Montes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. Johnsson, A.; Reiss, D.; Hauber, E.; Johnson, M.D.; Olvmo, M.; Hiesinger, H. (2016). "Veiki-moraine-like Landforms in the Nereidum Montes Region on Mars: Insights from Analogues in Northern Sweden". 47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference. http://elib.dlr.de/110003/1/Johnsson_et_al.Veiki_Moraines.LPSC_2016.1229.pdf. 



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