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List of plains on Mars

This is a list of plains on Mars. Such features are named after the nearest classical albedo feature in compliance with the International Astronomical Union's rules of planetary nomenclature. Plains may be named denoted "planitia" or "planum", depending on height.

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PlanitiaEdit

PlanaEdit

Planum (plural: plana) is the Latin word for plateau. It is the IAU descriptor term for plateaus and high plains.

Name Latitude Longitude Diameter (km)
Aeolis Planum 0.79 S 145.0 E 820
Amenthes Planum 3.16 N 105.7 E 960
Aonia Planum 57.71 S 281.0 E 650
Argentea Planum 69.79 S 292.0 E 1750
Ascuris Planum 40.38 N 279.2 E 500
Aurorae Planum 10.38 S 310.8 E 600
Bosporus Planum 34.2 S 295.1 E 700
Daedalia Planum 21.78 S 232.0 E 1800
Hesperia Planum 22.27 S 110.0 E 1700
Icaria Planum 43.18 S 253.5 E 650
Lucus Planum 3.96 S 182.0 E 864
Lunae Planum 10.38 N 294.0 E 1800
Malea Planum 64.75 S 65.0 E 900
Meridiani Planum 0.2 N 357.5 E 1100
Nepenthes Planum 12.46 N 113.4 E 1660
Oenotria Plana 8 S 76 E 925
Olympia Planum 81.91 N 195.0 E 1000
Ophir Planum 8.7 S 302.5 E 650
Oxia Planum[1] 18.275 N 335.368 E
Parva Planum 75.85 S 257.0 E 750
Planum Angustum 79.69 S 276.5 E 200
Planum Australe 83.93 S 160.0 E 1450
Planum Boreum 87.98 N 15.0 E 1100
Planum Chronium 59.72 S 140.0 E 550
Promethei Planum 78.88 S 90.0 E 850
Sinai Planum 13.35 S 272.0 E 900
Sisyphi Planum 69.79 S 5.0 E 1100
Solis Planum 25.25 S 273.5 E 1700
Syria Planum 13.06 S 256.1 E 740
Syrtis Major Planum 8.41 N 69.5 E 1350
Thaumasia Planum 24.45 S 295.7 E 650
Zephyria Planum 0.99 S 153.1 E 550

Interactive Mars mapEdit

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 Interactive imagemap of the global topography of Mars. Hover your mouse to see the names of over 25 prominent geographic features, and click to link to them. Coloring of the base map indicates relative elevations, based on data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. Reds and pinks are higher elevation (+3 km to +8 km); yellow is 0 km; greens and blues are lower elevation (down to −8 km). Whites (>+12 km) and browns (>+8 km) are the highest elevations. Axes are latitude and longitude; Poles are not shown.
(See also: Mars Rovers map) (viewdiscuss)


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Bridges, John (July 1, 2015). "Clay-Rich Terrain in Oxia Planum: A Proposed ExoMars Landing Site". Arizona University. Retrieved October 21, 2015.

This article was based on the USGS's Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.


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