Mareotis Fossae

Mareotis Fossae is a group of fossae (troughs) in the Arcadia quadrangle of Mars, located at 44° north latitude and 75.3° west longitude. It is about 1,860 km long and was named after an albedo feature at 32N, 96W.[1]

Mareotis Fossae
Arcadia Map.JPG
Map of Arcadia quadrangle with major features labeled. Several large cracks called Fossae are in this area.
Coordinates44°N 76°W / 44°N 76°W / 44; -76Coordinates: 44°N 76°W / 44°N 76°W / 44; -76


  1. ^ "Mareotis Fossae". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.