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List of extraterrestrial dune fields

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This is a list of dune fields not on Earth which have been given official names by the International Astronomical Union. Dune fields are named according to the IAU's rules of planetary nomenclature. The relevant descriptor term is undae. As of now, the only two Solar System planets, besides Earth, with named dune fields are Venus and Mars. Dune fields have also been discovered on Saturn's moon Titan, Pluto and comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Venus There are three officially named dune fields on Venus. They are named after desert goddesses, as per the IAU's rules. They are listed below.
  • Al-Uzza Undae 67.7N, 90.5E – named after Uzza, an Arabian desert goddess
  • Menat Undae 24.8S, 339.4E
  • Ningal Undae 9.0N, 60.7E – named after Ningal, the wife of the Sumerian desert god Sin
Mars There are six officially named dune fields on Mars, which are named after nearby classical albedo features in accordance with the IAU's rules. Five of them lie between 75°N to 85°N,
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