Pavonis Mons Caldera

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Pavonis Mons is the middle of the three large volcanoes on the Tharsis bulge. This visible THEMIS image covers the edge of the volcano's caldera. Outside of the caldera, numerous lava flows and impact craters can be seen. In addition, there are a few small features which may be cinder cones. The best example is on the left hand side of the image, about two thirds of the way down from the top. There is an elevation difference of about 4.2 kilometers from the top of the volcano to the caldera floor. This image shows evidence for repeated episodes of mass wasting of the caldera wall, likely due to subsidence of the caldera over time.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V05384021 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2003-03-02 12:45
Tue, 2003-03-18
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017675 km/pixel
0.017804 km/pixel


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