List of terrae on Mars


The following is a list of regions on Mars given the name Terra (pl. Terrae). Most cover large, rugged areas, often including outflow channels, cratering, and "chaos terrain". They may be contrasted with the Planitia (e.g., Amazonis Planitia) and Mare (e.g., Mare Erythraeum), smoother regions of differing albedo.

Name Coordinates Feature diameter (km)[1]
Aonia Terra 62°00′S 100°00′E / 62.0°S 100.0°E / -62.0; 100.0 3,372
Arabia Terra 23°00′N 355°00′E / 23.0°N 355.0°E / 23.0; 355.0 6,000
Terra Cimmeria 35°00′S 215°00′E / 35.0°S 215.0°E / -35.0; 215.0 5,400
Margaritifer Terra 5°00′S 25°00′E / 5.0°S 25.0°E / -5.0; 25.0 2,049
Noachis Terra 45°00′S 350°00′E / 45.0°S 350.0°E / -45.0; 350.0 4,800
Promethei Terra 58°00′S 260°00′E / 58.0°S 260.0°E / -58.0; 260.0 3,300
Terra Sabaea 2°00′N 318°00′E / 2.0°N 318.0°E / 2.0; 318.0 4,700
Terra Sirenum 40°00′S 150°00′E / 40.0°S 150.0°E / -40.0; 150.0 3,900
Tempe Terra 40°00′N 71°00′E / 40.0°N 71.0°E / 40.0; 71.0 2,753
Tyrrhena Terra 15°00′S 270°00′E / 15.0°S 270.0°E / -15.0; 270.0 2,300
Xanthe Terra 3°00′N 48°00′E / 3.0°N 48.0°E / 3.0; 48.0 2,465

Interactive Mars map

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The image above contains clickable linksInteractive image map of the global topography of Mars. Hover your mouse over the image to see the names of over 60 prominent geographic features, and click to link to them. Coloring of the base map indicates relative elevations, based on data from the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter on NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. Whites and browns indicate the highest elevations (+12 to +8 km); followed by pinks and reds (+8 to +3 km); yellow is 0 km; greens and blues are lower elevations (down to −8 km). Axes are latitude and longitude; Polar regions are noted.
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See also


  1. ^ Staff (3 April 2000). "Mars features database". MIT. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

External links

  • Mars features database, (MIT; 2000)
  • Google Mars
  • U.S. Government, Planetary names