Astronomy:Centauri Montes

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Short description: Montes on Mars
Centauri Montes
Centauri Montes detail.jpg
Centauri Montes, as seen by HiRISE. Scale bar is 500 meters long. The original enlargement of the image at the left is full of rich detail on all parts of the picture
Length270 km (170 mi)
RegionHellas quadrangle

Centauri Montes is a group of mountains in the Hellas quadrangle of Mars, located at [ ⚑ ] : 38°40′S 95°31′E / 38.67°S 95.52°E / -38.67; 95.52. It is 270 km across and was named after the albedo feature Centauri Lacus.[1] According to NASA, there are light-sediment gulley deposits that have formed in a crater around the Centauri Montes. [2]


  1. "Centauri Montes". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. Perez, Martin (2013-08-16). "New Gully Deposit in a Crater in the Centauri Montes Region".