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Amazonis Planitia

Plain on Mars

Feature onMars
Feature typePlanitia (low-lying plain)
Areographic coordinates142° - 179° W; 3° - 41° N
DimensionsDiameter c.2,200km
NotesOne of the youngest regions of Mars' surface, Amazonis Planitia runs westward from the great extinct volcano of Olympus Mons. A wide and generally smooth lava plain, Amazonis is broken in places by patterns of ridges extending across its surface.


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