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Elysium Planitia (Mars, Geoastronomy)

Elysium Planitia Facts:
  • Elysium Planitia is a huge smooth Martian plain on Mars.
  • The area includes volcanoes - Albor Tholus, Elysium Mons, Hecates Tholus.
  • Second largest volcanic region on Mars - largest is Tharsis Montes.
  • Believed to have ash-covered water ice on the surface.
  • This ice may be the remains of water floods & lava flows in the Cerberus Fossae fissures (from about 2 - 10 million years ago).
  • The surface of the Elysium Planitia is broken into 'plates' - similar to broken ice floating water.
Tags:
Cerberus Fossae - Elysium Planitia - Geoastronomy - Ice - Mars - Plain - Volcano



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