Astronomy:Acidalia Colles

From HandWiki
Short description: Group of hills in the Mare Acidalium quadrangle of Mars
Acidalia Colles
Acidalia Colles (THEMIS) part.png
Part of Acidalia Colles.
Image size is 100×100 km
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 50°54′N 23°06′W / 50.9°N 23.1°W / 50.9; -23.1
Map of Mare Acidalium quadrangle. Lomonosov and Kunowsky craters are easily seen on the map. The famous "Face on Mars" is located near Cydonia Mensae.

Acidalia Colles is a group of hills in the Mare Acidalium quadrangle of Mars, located at 50.9° north latitude and 23.1° west longitude. It is about 360 km long and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1] The term "Colles" is used for small hills or knobs.[2] Gullies have been observed on Acidalia Colles.

Acidalia Colles gullies and related features. Scale bar is 1,000 m (0.62 mi).


  1. "Acidalia Colles". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. "Descriptor Terms (Feature Types)". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN).