The name of the blue river is named after a valley in Mars

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Jordanian astronomer: The name of the Zarqa River will be launched on a valley in Mars, today Monday 20 January 2020 03:04 pm

Jordanian astronomer Imad Mujahid said that the International Astronomical Union called the Zarqa River one of the clear and large valleys on the surface of Mars.

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Mujahid revealed that the name “Zarqa Valles” was called a valley that was submerged in water with a diameter of 490 km. It is located on a longitude of zero and at a distance of 80 degrees north of the Mars equator, and it is one of the clear valleys on the surface of the planet. A massive meteorite collided with the surface of Mars hundreds of millions of years ago.

According to the International Astronomical Union and the International Space Institutes, the sensor was photographed by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, meaning the orbital Mars tracker, by the advanced camera, HiRISE, on the valley on October 18, 2015, and it was named Zarqa because the Zarqa River is one of the famous rivers in Jordan. And the second largest tributary of the Lower Jordan River, after the Yarmouk River.

Mujahid added that the International Astronomical Union had named the “Suf” camp in Jerash Governorate, and “Faqu” town in Karak Governorate on some Martian mountains.

Source: Ammon

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