List of plains on Mars

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This is a list of plains on Mars. Such features are named after the nearest classical albedo feature in compliance with the International Astronomical Union's rules of planetary nomenclature. Plains may be named denoted "planitia" or "planum", depending on height.

Planitia

Planitia (plural: planitiae) is Latin for plain. It is the IAU descriptor term for features which are "low plains".

Name Coordinates Size (km)
Acidalia Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 3400
Amazonis Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 2800
Arcadia Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 1900
Argyre Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 900
Chryse Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 1500
Elysium Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 3000
Eridania Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 1100
Hellas Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 2300
Isidis Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 1200
Utopia Planitia Lua error in Module:Coordinates at line 668: callParserFunction: function "#coordinates" was not found. 3600

Plana

Planum (plural: plana) is the Latin word for plateau. It is the IAU descriptor term for plateaus and high plains.

Name Latitude Longitude Diameter (km)
Aeolis Planum 0.79 S 145.0 E 820
Amenthes Planum 3.16 N 105.7 E 960
Aonia Planum 57.71 S 281.0 E 650
Argentea Planum 69.79 S 292.0 E 1750
Ascuris Planum 40.38 N 279.2 E 500
Aurorae Planum 10.38 S 310.8 E 600
Bosporus Planum 34.2 S 295.1 E 700
Daedalia Planum 21.78 S 232.0 E 1800
Hesperia Planum 22.27 S 110.0 E 1700
Icaria Planum 43.18 S 253.5 E 650
Lucas Planum 3.96 S 182.0 E 864
Lunae Planum 10.38 N 294.0 E 1800
Malea Planum 64.75 S 65.0 E 900
Meridiani Planum 0.2 N 357.5 E 1100
Nepenthes Planum 12.46 N 113.4 E 1660
Oenotria Plana 8 S 76 E 925
Olympia Planum 81.91 N 195.0 E 1000
Ophir Planum 8.7 S 302.5 E 650
Oxia Planum[1] 18.275 N 335.368 E
Parva Planum 75.85 S 257.0 E 750
Planum Angustum 79.69 S 276.5 E 200
Planum Australe 83.93 S 160.0 E 1450
Planum Boreum 87.98 N 15.0 E 1100
Planum Chronium 59.72 S 140.0 E 550
Promethei Planum 78.88 S 90.0 E 850
Sinai Planum 13.35 S 272.0 E 900
Sisyphi Planum 69.79 S 5.0 E 1100
Solis Planum 25.25 S 273.5 E 1700
Syria Planum 13.06 S 256.1 E 740
Syrtis Major Planum 8.41 N 69.5 E 1350
Thaumasia Planum 24.45 S 295.7 E 650
Zephyria Planum 0.99 S 153.1 E 550

References

  1. Bridges, John (July 1, 2015). "Clay-Rich Terrain in Oxia Planum: A Proposed ExoMars Landing Site". Arizona University. Retrieved October 21, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

This article was based on the USGS's Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.

  • "Nomenclature Search Results. Mars. Planitia, planitiae". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> — current list of planitiae on Mars
  • "Nomenclature Search Results. Mars. Planum, plana". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN). Archived from the original on 2014-06-16. Retrieved 2014-06-16.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> — current list of plana on Mars