Astronomy:Daedalia Planum

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Short description: Planum on Mars
Daedalia Planum
Daedalia Planum.jpg
CoordinatesCoordinates: 21°48′S 128°00′W / 21.8°S 128.0°W / -21.8; -128.0

Daedalia Planum is a plain on Mars located south of Arsia Mons at 21°48′S 128°00′W / 21.8°S 128.0°W / -21.8; -128.0 and appears to be relatively featureless plain with multiple lava flows and small craters. It is mostly in the Memnonia quadrangle, but parts are in Tharsis quadrangle and Phoenicis Lacus quadrangle. Modern imagery suggests that it may more accurately be called a "fluctus" rather than a "planum".[1]

There is evidence that an ancient 4500 km-diameter impact basin formed in the Noachian epoch may be centered in Daedalia Planum.[2]


  1. "THEMIS Image of the Day: Daedalia Planum". 2004-08-16. 
  2. Craddock, Robert A.; Greeley, Ronald; Christensen, Philip R. (July 10, 1990). "Evidence for an ancient impact basin in Daedalia Planum, Mars". Journal of Geophysical Research 95 (B7): 10729–10741. doi:10.1029/JB095iB07p10729. Bibcode1990JGR....9510729C.