Friday, September 24, 2010

Eridania Planitia

From the USGS Astrogeology Science Center:

The name Eridania Planitia has been approved for the Martian feature located at 38S, 238W. For more information, see the database information and the maps of MC-28 and MC-29 in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

Notes: Eridania Planitia is located east of Hellas Planitia in the northern Promethei Terra highlands. Two prominent craters in the Eridania Planitia region are Arrhenius Crater and Greg Crater. The name was approved on September 22, 2010. There are now a total of ten named planitae on Mars.

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