Uranius Tholus

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Uranius Tholus
Ceraunius & Uranius tholi.jpg
2001 Mars Odyssey THEMIS mosaic of Uranius Tholus (upper volcano) and Ceraunius Tholus (lower volcano).
Feature type mountain
Coordinates 26°31′N 262°26′E / 26.52°N 262.43°E / 26.52; 262.43Coordinates: 26°31′N 262°26′E / 26.52°N 262.43°E / 26.52; 262.43

Uranius Tholus is a volcano on Mars located in the Tharsis quadrangle at 26.52° north latitude and 262.43° east longitude. It is 61.4 km across and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1]

Uranius Tholus is part of the Uranius group of volcanoes and lies north of the larger Ceraunius Tholus.

Volcanoes[edit]

Tharsis is a land of great volcanoes. Olympus Mons is the tallest known volcano. "Mons" is a term used for a large raised feature. "Tholus" is about the same, but smaller.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blue, Jennifer. "Uranius Tholus". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.