Hydraotes Chaos

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Hydraotes Chaos
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Hydraotes Chaos, as seen by HiRISE. Click on image to seen channels and layers. Scale bar is 1000 meters long.
Coordinates 0°48′N 35°24′W / 0.8°N 35.4°W / 0.8; -35.4Coordinates: 0°48′N 35°24′W / 0.8°N 35.4°W / 0.8; -35.4

Hydraotes Chaos is a broken up region in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 0.8° North and 35.4° West. It is 417.5 km across and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1] More information and more examples of chaos regions can be found at Martian chaos terrain. The area contains small conical edifices which were interpreted as Martian equivalent of terrestrial cinder cones formed by volcanic activity.[2]

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  1. ^ http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/
  2. ^ MERESSE, S.; COSTARD, F.; MANGOLD, N.. Formation and evolution of the chaotic terrains by subsidence and magmatism: Hydraotes Chaos, Mars. Icarus 194, 2008. Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.023.

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