Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus in perspective

Ceraunius Tholus and Uranius Tholus in perspective

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01/04/2011 2:31 pm

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ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum), CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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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 High Resolution Stereo Camera on ESA’s Mars Express took this image. The perspective view has been calculated from the digital terrain model derived from the stereo channels.

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