List of mountains on Mars

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This is a list of all named mountains on Mars.[1]

Most mountains have a name including one of the following elements:

  • Mons: a large, isolated, mountain.
  • Montes, plural of mons: a mountain range.
  • Tholus: a small dome-shaped mountain.
  • Tholi, plural of tholus: a group of (usually not contiguous) small mountains.
  • Dorsa, plural of dorsum: hills.
Mountain Name Coordinates Feature diameter
(kilometers)
Peak elevation
(kilometers)
Aeolis Mons (unofficially, "Mount Sharp")[2][3][4][5] 5°05′S 137°51′E / 5.08°S 137.85°E / -5.08; 137.85 (Mount Sharp) 88.99 5.5
Albor Tholus 18°52′N 150°28′E / 18.87°N 150.47°E / 18.87; 150.47 (Albor Tholus) 170.0 4.5
Anseris Mons 29°49′S 86°39′E / 29.81°S 86.65°E / -29.81; 86.65 (Anseris Mons) 58.0 4.2
Apollinaris Mons 17°38′S 175°45′E / 17.64°S 175.75°E / -17.64; 175.75 (Apollinaris Tholus) 35.0 3.2
Arsia Mons 8°24′S 239°55′E / 8.4°S 239.91°E / -8.4; 239.91 (Arsia Mons) 475.0 16.0
Ascraeus Mons 11°55′N 255°55′E / 11.92°N 255.92°E / 11.92; 255.92 (Ascraeus Mons) 460.0 18.0
Ausonia Montes 25°25′S 99°02′E / 25.42°S 99.04°E / -25.42; 99.04 (Ausonia Montes) 158.0
Australe Montes 80°11′S 14°03′E / 80.19°S 14.05°E / -80.19; 14.05 (Australe Montes) 387.0
Centauri Montes 38°40′S 95°31′E / 38.67°S 95.52°E / -38.67; 95.52 (Centauri Montes) 270.0
Ceraunius Tholus 24°15′N 262°45′E / 24.25°N 262.75°E / 24.25; 262.75 (Ceraunius Tholus) 130.0
Chalce Montes 53°43′S 322°21′E / 53.72°S 322.35°E / -53.72; 322.35 (Chalce Montes) 95.0
Charitum Montes 58°06′S 319°43′E / 58.1°S 319.71°E / -58.1; 319.71 (Charitum Montes) 850.0
Coronae Montes 34°19′S 86°07′E / 34.31°S 86.11°E / -34.31; 86.11 (Coronae Montes) 236.0
E. Mareotis Tholus 36°14′N 274°52′E / 36.24°N 274.87°E / 36.24; 274.87 (E. Mareotis Tholus) 5.0
Echus Montes 7°49′N 282°03′E / 7.81°N 282.05°E / 7.81; 282.05 (Echus Montes) 395.0
Elysium Mons 25°01′N 147°13′E / 25.02°N 147.21°E / 25.02; 147.21 (Elysium Mons) 410.0 12.5
Erebus Montes 35°40′N 185°12′E / 35.66°N 185.2°E / 35.66; 185.2 (Erebus Montes) 785.0
Euripus Mons 44°49′S 105°11′E / 44.82°S 105.18°E / -44.82; 105.18 (Euripus Mons) 91.0
Galaxius Mons 34°46′N 142°19′E / 34.76°N 142.31°E / 34.76; 142.31 (Galaxius Mons) 22.0
Geryon Montes 7°43′S 278°23′E / 7.72°S 278.38°E / -7.72; 278.38 (Geryon Montes) 359.0
Gonnus Mons 41°13′N 269°07′E / 41.21°N 269.12°E / 41.21; 269.12 (Gonnus Mons) 57.0
Hadriacus Mons 31°17′S 91°52′E / 31.29°S 91.86°E / -31.29; 91.86 (Hadriacus Mons) 450.0
Hecates Tholus 32°25′N 150°14′E / 32.42°N 150.24°E / 32.42; 150.24 (Hecates Tholus) 183.0
Hellas Montes 37°38′S 97°37′E / 37.63°S 97.61°E / -37.63; 97.61 (Hellas Montes) 153.0
Hellespontus Montes 44°22′S 42°46′E / 44.37°S 42.76°E / -44.37; 42.76 (Hellespontus Montes) 729.6
Hibes Montes 3°47′N 171°20′E / 3.79°N 171.34°E / 3.79; 171.34 (Hibes Montes) 137.0
Horarum Mons 51°03′S 323°26′E / 51.05°S 323.44°E / -51.05; 323.44 (Horarum Mons) 20.0
Issedon Tholus 36°23′N 265°10′E / 36.38°N 265.17°E / 36.38; 265.17 (Issedon Tholus) 52.0
Jovis Tholus 18°25′N 242°35′E / 18.41°N 242.59°E / 18.41; 242.59 (Jovis Tholus) 58.0
Labeatis Mons 37°29′N 284°08′E / 37.48°N 284.14°E / 37.48; 284.14 (Labeatis Mons) 22.5
Libya Montes 1°26′N 88°14′E / 1.44°N 88.23°E / 1.44; 88.23 (Libya Montes) 1,170.0
"Mount Sharp" (officially, Aeolis Mons)[2][3][4][5] 5°05′S 137°51′E / 5.08°S 137.85°E / -5.08; 137.85 (Mount Sharp) 88.99 5.5
N. Mareotis Tholus 36°42′N 273°47′E / 36.7°N 273.79°E / 36.7; 273.79 (N. Mareotis Tholus) 3.0
Nereidum Montes 37°34′S 316°47′E / 37.57°S 316.79°E / -37.57; 316.79 (Nereidum Montes) 1,130.0
Oceanidum Mons
(formerly Charitum Tholus)
55°12′S 41°18′E / 55.2°S 41.3°E / -55.2; 41.3 (Oceanidum Mons) 33.0
Octantis Mons 54°56′S 318°46′E / 54.93°S 318.77°E / -54.93; 318.77 (Octantis Mons) 19.09
Olympus Mons
(largest known mountain in Solar System)
18°39′N 226°12′E / 18.65°N 226.2°E / 18.65; 226.2 (Olympus Mons) 648.0 27.0
Pavonis Mons 1°29′N 247°02′E / 1.48°N 247.04°E / 1.48; 247.04 (Pavonis Mons) 375.0 8.7
Peraea Mons 31°05′S 86°07′E / 31.08°S 86.11°E / -31.08; 86.11 (Peraea Mons) 21.5
Phlegra Montes 40°24′N 163°43′E / 40.4°N 163.71°E / 40.4; 163.71 (Phlegra Montes) 1,352.0
Pindus Mons 39°28′N 271°29′E / 39.47°N 271.48°E / 39.47; 271.48 (Pindus Mons) 16.5
Scandia Tholi 74°05′N 201°17′E / 74.09°N 201.28°E / 74.09; 201.28 (Scandia Tholi) 480.0
Sisyphi Montes 69°39′S 13°05′E / 69.65°S 13.08°E / -69.65; 13.08 (Sisyphi Montes) 200.0
Syria Mons 13°55′S 104°18′E / 13.92°S 104.3°E / -13.92; 104.3 (Syria Mons) 80.0
Tanaica Montes 39°33′N 269°10′E / 39.55°N 269.17°E / 39.55; 269.17 (Tanaica Montes) 177.0
Tartarus Montes 15°28′N 167°32′E / 15.46°N 167.54°E / 15.46; 167.54 (Tartarus Montes) 1,070.0
Tharsis Montes 1°34′N 247°25′E / 1.57°N 247.42°E / 1.57; 247.42 (Tharsis Montes) 1,840.0
Tharsis Tholus 13°25′N 269°19′E / 13.41°N 269.31°E / 13.41; 269.31 (Tharsis Tholus) 158.0
Tyrrhenus Mons (Tyrrhena Mons) 21°38′S 105°53′E / 21.63°S 105.88°E / -21.63; 105.88 (Tyrrhena Mons) 143.0
Uranius Tholus 26°31′N 262°26′E / 26.52°N 262.43°E / 26.52; 262.43 (Uranius Tholus) 62.0
W. Mareotis Tholus 35°53′N 272°02′E / 35.88°N 272.04°E / 35.88; 272.04 (W. Mareotis Tholus) 12.0
Xanthe Montes 18°08′N 305°05′E / 18.13°N 305.08°E / 18.13; 305.08 (Xanthe Montes) 500.0
Zephyria Tholus 19°58′S 172°55′E / 19.96°S 172.92°E / -19.96; 172.92 (Zephyria Tholus) 30.5

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Grego (1 June 2012). Mars and How to Observe It. Springer. pp. 135–. ISBN 978-1-4614-2302-7. Retrieved 21 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b USGS (16 May 2012). "Three New Names Approved for Features on Mars". USGS. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b NASA Staff (27 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' on Mars Compared to Three Big Mountains on Earth". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b Agle, D. C. (28 March 2012). "'Mount Sharp' On Mars Links Geology's Past and Future". NASA. Retrieved 31 March 2012. 
  5. ^ a b Staff (29 March 2012). "NASA's New Mars Rover Will Explore Towering 'Mount Sharp'". Space.com. Retrieved 30 March 2012. 

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