Astronomy:Jovis Tholus

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Jovis Tholus
Jovis Tholus based on day THEMIS.png
THEMIS daytime IR mosaic of Jovis Tholus.
CoordinatesCoordinates: 18°25′N 117°25′W / 18.41°N 117.41°W / 18.41; -117.41
Peak2,990 metres (9,810 ft)

Jovis Tholus is a volcano in the Tharsis quadrangle of Mars located at 18.41° N and 117.41° W. It is 58.0 km across and was named after a classical albedo feature name.[1] It has an elevation of 2,990 metres (9,810 ft).[2]

It has a 28 km diameter caldera of five craters.[3] 60 km away from the caldera is a 30 km diameter impact crater.[3]



  1. "Jovis Tholus". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.
  2. Peter Grego (1 June 2012). Mars and How to Observe It. Springer. pp. 63. ISBN 978-1-4614-2302-7. Retrieved 10 September 2019. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Island in a lake of lava - the Martian volcano Jovis Tholus

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