Date: 29 February 2004
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: Hecates Tholus
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0
The image, with north at the top, shows the summit caldera of Hecates Tholus - the largest volcano in the Elysium group. The caldera indicates several collapses have occured as the magma chamber below has emptied. Several flow features can also be seen of both water and lava origin. The volcano has a height of 5.3 km, with the caldera being 10 km wide and 600 m deep.
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Last Update: 1 September 2019