Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Fossa, Fossae

  • Ernst HauberEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_589-3

Definition

Fossae are long, narrow depressions, often occurring in arrays (definition by the International Astronomical Union; http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/jsp/append5.jsp). This is a descriptor term for naming surface features on the terrestrial planets, the Moon, and on icy satellites.

See Also

Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Surface Feature Terrestrial Planet Descriptor Term International Astronomical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR) e.V.Institut für PlanetenforschungBerlinGermany