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  • proper noun planetology An extinct volcano on the planet Mars.

Etymologies

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Named in 1973 after the albedo feature Arsia Silva.

Examples

  • The ice gets very little sunlight, and has not receeded as much as the glacier on Arsia Mons, but the glacier is much smaller.

    Little Green Rednecks

  • Arsia Mons has the biggest crater with a huge glacier in the middle.

    Little Green Rednecks

  • More specifically, what he had in mind was information not contained in his initial published findings related to additional methane gas discovered in an area near Arsia Mons.

    First Contact

  • Arsia Mons, he said, is home to the biggest mountain glacier on Mars now buried, but as much as three miles deep when snow was falling in ancient times, climate modelers have concluded, and the area is filled with hundreds of miles of deep fractures in the ground, or “fossae,” as such Martian features are called.

    First Contact

  • More specifically, what he had in mind was information not contained in his initial published findings related to additional methane gas discovered in an area near Arsia Mons.

    First Contact

  • Arsia Mons, he said, is home to the biggest mountain glacier on Mars now buried, but as much as three miles deep when snow was falling in ancient times, climate modelers have concluded, and the area is filled with hundreds of miles of deep fractures in the ground, or “fossae,” as such Martian features are called.

    First Contact

  • Arsia Mons is furthest to the left, then Pavonis Mons, then Ascraeus Mons farther over to the right, to the north.

    Ilium

  • Cushing found signs of a series of "collapse depressions" in extinct lava flows from the Martian volcano Arsia Mons in high-resolution images taken by spacecraft orbiting the red planet.

    Livescience.com

  • Cushing found signs of a series of "collapse depressions" in extinct lava flows from the Martian volcano Arsia Mons in high-resolution images taken by spacecraft orbiting the red planet.

    Livescience.com

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