Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Vallis, valles: Valles Marineris on Mars

Valles Marineris

Feature Name Valles Marineris
Clean Name Valles Marineris
Feature ID 6288
Target Mars
Feature Type Vallis, valles
Coordinate System
Control Network
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
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Reference [60] - Proceedings of the General Assembly in Transactions of the International Astronomical Union, vol. XB, 1958, through XXVB, 2003.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1973
Origin General name of the system of canyons honoring the scientific team of the Mariner 9 program.
Last Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM

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