Cerberus Palus

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Cerberus Palus
Cerberus Palus THEMIS mosaic.jpg
Cerberus Palus, as seen by THEMIS.
Coordinates 5°30′N 150°30′E / 5.5°N 150.5°E / 5.5; 150.5Coordinates: 5°30′N 150°30′E / 5.5°N 150.5°E / 5.5; 150.5

Cerberus Palus is a plain in the Elysium quadrangle of Mars, located at 5.8° North and 148.2° East. It is 480 km across and was named after a classical albedo feature.[1]

Terrain in this region have been shown[2] to contain spiral-shaped geological features.[3]


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  2. ^ Lakdawalla, Emily. "Swirly lava patterns in beautiful HiRISE images". Retrieved 27 April 2012. 
  3. ^ Ryan, A. J.; Christensen, P. R. (26 April 2012). "Coils and Polygonal Crust in the Athabasca Valles Region, Mars, as Evidence for a Volcanic History". Science 336 (6080): 449–452. Bibcode:2012Sci...336..449R. doi:10.1126/science.1219437.