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A descriptor term used in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.
A deep, elongated, steep-sided depression (IAU Gazetteer 2014).
Origin of Term
Deep scarp, Latin; from khasko (gape, yawn) and khasma (gaping hollow), ancient Greek.
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- IAU Gazetteer (2014) Gazetter of planetary nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
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