Definitions

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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 Ascraeus Lacus.

Examples

  • We chose ta go to the most difficult hunting ground, Ascraeus Mons.

    Little Green Rednecks

  • The Tharsis region of Mars, including the three volcanoes of Tharsis Montes Arsia, Pavonis and Ascraeus Mons, as well as Olympic Mons in the upper left corner.

    Possibility of Past Water on Mars Takes a Hit | Universe Today

  • Because the fluid that formed this and other Ascraeus Mons channels is long-gone, its identity has been hard to deduce, but the visual clues at the source of the channel seem to point to water.

    Possibility of Past Water on Mars Takes a Hit | Universe Today

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

    Ilium

  • Because the fluid that formed this and other Ascraeus Mons channels is long-gone, its identity has been hard to deduce, but the visual clues at the source of the channel seem to point to water.

    Universe Today

  • The Tharsis region of Mars, including the three volcanoes of Tharsis Montes (Arsia, Pavonis and Ascraeus Mons), as well as Olympic Mons in the upper left corner.

    Universe Today

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