IAU names Martian valley after Zarqa River

[1/20/2020 5:21:05 AM]

AMMONNEWS - The International Astronomical Union (IAU) has named one of the most visible Martian valleys as (Blue River Valley), in honor of the famous 'Zarqa River' of Jordan, the second largest tributary of the Jordan River.

A statement by Head of the Crescents at the Jordanian Fatwa Department, Imad Mujahid, on Monday said the valley was submerged in water with a diameter of 490 km, located on a zero longitude/80 degrees north of the Mars equator, and is one of the most visible valleys on the surface of the planet.

"IAU has previously named other Martian mountains after the 'Souf' camp of Jerash Governorate, and 'Faqou' town of Karak Governorate," the statement added.

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