Astronomy:Uranius Mons

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Short description: Martian volcano
Uranius Mons
Uranius Mons.jpg
2001 Mars Odyssey THEMIS mosaic of Uranius Mons
Feature typemountain
Coordinates [ ⚑ ] : 26°54′N 267°51′E / 26.90°N 267.85°E / 26.90; 267.85
Peak4,853 metres (15,922 ft)

Uranius Mons,[1] formerly Uranius Patera, is a volcano on Mars located in the Tharsis quadrangle, named after a classical albedo feature. The name "Uranius Patera" now refers only to the volcano's central caldera.[2] It is 4,853 metres (15,922 ft) high[3] and has shallow slopes. It belongs to the Uranius group of volcanoes in the Tharsis area. The sides of Uranius Mons consist of radial lava flows; the large caldera (90×65 km) is elongated in the southwestern direction. The surrounding plains are younger and part of the Tharsis Montes Formation of the Amazonian epoch.[4]


  1. "Uranius Mons". USGS planetary nomenclature page. USGS. 
  2. "Uranius Patera". USGS planetary nomenclature page. USGS. 
  3. Peter Grego (1 June 2012). Mars and How to Observe It. Springer. pp. 63. ISBN 978-1-4614-2302-7. Retrieved 10 September 2019. 
  4. Lunar and Planetary Science XXX, Geology of Uranius Patera, Mars. J. B. Plescia, U. S. Geological Survey, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001.