fossae fossae

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
  2. (n) monotypic genus of Madagascar civets closely related to palm civets
  3. (n) largest carnivore of Madagascar; intermediate in some respects between cats and civets

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  • This is how a lone rock rolls on Mars

    NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has captured the track of a boulder rolling down a Red Planet slope — including the tread marks of the rock's irregularities. This particular slope is in an interesting area: Nili Fossae, a network of valleys that scientists say would …
    on June 15, 2013     Source: MSNBC: Cosmic Log

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nebulous nebulous
/ˈnɛb jə ləs /