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Encyclopedia > Pavonis Mons
Pavonis Mons
Elevation 8.7 mi
Location Tharsis, Mars
Range Tharsis Montes
Coordinates Equator, 113°W
Topo map NASA
Type Caldera volcano
Age of rock 40-100 million years
Last eruption 25 million years ago?
First ascent n/a
Easiest route n/a

Pavonis Mons is the middle of three volcanos (collectively known as Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis bulge near the equator of the planet Mars. To its north is Ascraeus Mons, and to its south is Arsia Mons. The largest volcano in the solar system, Olympus Mons, is to its northwest. A topographical summit is a point on a surface which is higher in elevation than all points immediately adjacent to it. ... Categories: Stub | Mars ... For the Roman god, see Mars (mythology). ... The most general definition of a mountain range is a group of mountains bordered by lowlands. ... Tharsis Montes is a set of mountains on Mars. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically); large version (pdf) The geographic (earth-mapping) coordinate system expresses every horizontal position on Earth by two of the three coordinates of a spherical coordinate system which is aligned with the spin axis of the Earth. ... Example of a topographic map with contour lines Topographic maps, also called contour maps, topo maps or topo quads (for quadrangles), are maps that show topography, or land contours, by means of contour lines. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Mountains can be characterized in several ways. ... Crater Lake, Oregon A caldera is a volcanic feature formed by the collapse of a volcano into itself. ... // The geological time scale is used by geologists and other scientists to describe the timing and relationships between events that have occurred during the history of the Earth. ... A volcano is a geological landform usually generated by the eruption through a planets surface of magma, molten rock welling up from the planets interior. ... In climbing, a first ascent (FA) is the first climb to reach the top of a mountain, or the first to follow a particular climbing route. ... Southern and northern Mount Everest climbing routes as seen from the International Space Station. ... A volcano is a geological landform usually generated by the eruption through a planets surface of magma, molten rock welling up from the planets interior. ... Tharsis Montes is a set of mountains on Mars. ... Categories: Stub | Mars ... The equator is an imaginary circle drawn around a planet (or other astronomical object) at a distance halfway between the poles. ... A planet is generally considered to be a relatively large mass of accreted matter in orbit around a star that is not a star itself. ... Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun in the solar system, named after the Roman god of war (the counterpart of the Greek Ares), on account of its blood red color as viewed in the night sky. ... Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech Ascraeus Mons is the northernmost of three volcanos (collectively known as Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis bulge near the equator of the planet Mars. ... Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech Arsia Mons is the southernmost of three volcanos (collectively known as Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis bulge near the equator of the planet Mars. ... Major features of the solar system (not to scale) The solar system comprises the Earths Sun and the retinue of celestial objects gravitationally bound to it. ... Olympus Mons Olympus Mons (Latin, Mount Olympus) is the tallest known mountain in our solar system, located on the planet Mars at approximately . ...


Pavonis Mons is stands at about seven km above the surrounding plain. By comparison, the highest mountain on Earth, Mt. Everest, stands about 8.85 km above sea level. To its lower east flank, there is a chain of elliptical, or oval-shaped, pits, lined up down the center of a shallow trough. They were both formed by collapse associated by faulting – the scarp on each side of the trough is a fault line. (Such features are normally found when the ground is moved by molten rock or tectonic forces.) This article is about the Alpine mountain. ...


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Pavonis Mons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (185 words)
Pavonis Mons is the middle of three volcanos (collectively known as Tharsis Montes) on the Tharsis bulge near the equator of the planet Mars.
To its north is Ascraeus Mons, and to its south is Arsia Mons.
Pavonis Mons is stands at about seven km above the surrounding plain.
Geologic Map of Pavonis Mons Volcano, Mars (418 words)
The volcanic history of Pavonis Mons is similar to that of other volcanoes in the western equatorial region of Mars (Scott and others, 1981a–c; Scott and Tanaka, 1981, 1986; Zimbelman and Edgett, 1992).
Similar to those of Arsia Mons, the fan-shaped deposits of Pavonis Mons consist of several facies whose origins are attributed to glaciation, mass wasting, and pyroclastic volcanism origins.
The purpose of the large-scale (1:500,000) mapping was to study the morphology and stratigraphy of the fan-shaped materials on Pavonis Mons for comparison with those on Arsia Mons (Scott and Zimbelman, 1995) and to determine whether they have similar origins and ages.
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