Amenthes Fossae

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Wall of trough of Amenthes Fossae, as seen by HiRISE under HiWish program.

The Amenthes Fossae are a system of troughs in the Amenthes quadrangle of Mars centered at 9.07°N and 102.68°E. They are 850 km across and were named after a classical albedo feature. The classical albedo feature name was based on the Egyptian name for a place where souls of the dead go (Amenthes or Duat). The name Amenthes Fossae was approved in 1976.[1]

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  1. Blue, Jennifer. "Amenthes Fossae". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.