Hellespontus Montes

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Hellespontus Montes
Perspective view of Hellespontus Montes (14595692166).jpg
Computer-generated perspective view of Hellespontum Montes from the High-Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express.
LocationNoachis quadrangle
Coordinates44°22′S 42°46′E / 44.37°S 42.76°E / -44.37; 42.76Coordinates: 44°22′S 42°46′E / 44.37°S 42.76°E / -44.37; 42.76
Length711 km
EponymHellespont, Classical albedo feature

The Hellespontus Montes is a mountain range on Mars. It stretches 711 km from north to south. It is in the Noachis quadrangle and the southeasternmost area of Noachis Terra, and is located midway between the highland area of Noachis and the impact basin Hellas Planitia. The mountains are named after a Classical albedo feature.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Hellespontus Montes". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.