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Vedra Valles

Coordinates: 19°24′N 55°36′W / 19.4°N 55.6°W / 19.4; -55.6
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Vedra Valles
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.
Coordinates19°24′N 55°36′W / 19.4°N 55.6°W / 19.4; -55.6

The Vedra Valles are a set of channels in an ancient river valley in the Lunae Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 19.4° N and 55.6° W. They are 115 km long and were named after an ancient river in Great Britain.[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]

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  1. ^ "Vedra Valles". [Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature]. USGS Astrogeology Science Center. Retrieved 2014-07-11.
  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.

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