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Elevation of Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus
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- Title Elevation of Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus
- Released 01/04/2011 2:28 pm
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus are two volcanoes in the Tharsis region of Mars. Ceraunius Tholus is 130 km across and rises 5.5 km above its surroundings. Its neighbour, Uranius Tholus is a smaller volcano, with a base diameter of 62 km and a height of 4.5 km. The image was created using a Digital Terrain Model (DTM) obtained from the High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft. Elevation data from the DTM is colour coded: purple indicates the lowest lying regions and grey the highest. The scale is in metres.