Astronomy:Hydraotes Chaos

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Hydraotes Chaos
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Hydraotes Chaos, as seen by HiRISE. Click on image to see channels and layers. The scale bar is 1000 meters long.
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 0°48′N 35°24′W / 0.8°N 35.4°W / 0.8; -35.4

Hydraotes Chaos is a broken-up region in the Oxia Palus quadrangle of Mars, located at 0.8° North and 35.4° West. It is 417.5 km across and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1] More information and more examples of chaos regions can be found at Martian chaos terrain. The area contains small conical edifices, called Hydraotes Colles,[2] which were interpreted as the Martian equivalent of terrestrial cinder cones formed by volcanic activity.[3]

See also


  1. "Planetary Names: Welcome". 
  2. "lanetary Names: Collis, colles: Hydraotes Colles on Mars". USGS. 
  3. MERESSE, S.; COSTARD, F.; MANGOLD, N.. Formation and evolution of the chaotic terrains by subsidence and magmatism: Hydraotes Chaos, Mars. Icarus 194, 2008. Doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2007.10.023.

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