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Elysium (volcanic province)

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Subject: Albor Tholus, Tartarus Montes, Elysium Planitia, Medusae Fossae Formation, Athabasca Valles
Collection: Mountains on Mars, Surface Features of Mars, Volcanic Plateaus, Volcanoes of Mars
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Elysium (volcanic province)

Colorized topographic map of Elysium and its surroundings, from the MOLA instrument of Mars Global Surveyor. The shield volcano Elysium Mons is at center, with the smaller volcanoes Hecates Tholus and Albor Tholus to its upper and lower right, respectively.

Elysium, located in the Elysium and Cebrenia quadrangles, is the second largest volcanic region on Mars, after Tharsis.[note 1] The region includes the volcanoes (from north to south) Hecates Tholus, Elysium Mons and Albor Tholus. The province is centered roughly on Elysium Mons at . Elysium Planitia is a broad plain to the south of Elysium, centered at 3.0° N, 154.7° E.[2] Another large volcano, Apollinaris Mons, lies south of Elysium Planitia and is not part of the province. Besides having large volcanoes, Elysium has several areas with long trenches, called fossa or fossae (plural) on Mars. They include the Cerberus Fossae, Elysium Fossae, and Hephaestus Fossae.


  • Volcanoes of Elysium 1
  • Troughs (fossae) in Elysium 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Volcanoes of Elysium

Troughs (fossae) in Elysium

See also


  1. ^ Officially, "Elysium" is an albedo feature.[1]


  1. ^ "Elysium". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.  
  2. ^ "Elysium Planitia". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.  

External links

  • Google Mars - zoomable map centered on Elysium Planitia, with three main volcanoes of Elysium visible
  • google mars - Cerebrus Fossae fissures
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