Astrogeology Science Center

New Name Chryse Chaos and New Boundaries for Simud Valles on Mars

31 March 2008

The IAU has approved a new name for a chaos feature, and defined new coordinates for a valles on Mars.

The name Chryse Chaos has been approved for the chaos feature located at 10.4N, 36.7W. The name Simud Vallis has been changed to the plural form of the descriptor term, Simud Valles, and the coordinates of the feature have been changed. Please see the listings in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature and the map of Mars quadrangle MC-11 for details.