The channel in today's VIS image is called Auqakuh Vallis and is located in northern Terra Sabaea. Large channels on Mars are named for the word "mars/star" in different languages on Earth, small channels are named for rivers on Earth. "Auqakuh" is the word "mars" in Quechua (Inca).
Orbit Number: 80122 Latitude: 31.0234 Longitude: 60.4953 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-01-06 13:42
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