Geologic Map of Part of the Western Hellas Planitia, Mars

Scientific Investigations Map 2953
Prepared for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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Introduction Rock units were deposited on Mars by meteorite impact, volcanism, wind, flowing water, standing water, and ice, acting separately or in concert. Hellas Planitia, the deepest tract on Mars, is a broad depression lying within the high-rimmed, approximately 2,300-km-wide Hellas impact basin. The basin and the planitia are centered about 250 km east of the southeast corner of the map area. Like other stratigraphy-based planetary mapping (Wilhelms, 1990), we suggest the most likely origins for age relations and morphologies visible in the map area.
Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Geologic Map of Part of the Western Hellas Planitia, Mars
Series title Scientific Investigations Map
Series number 2953
ISBN 9781411317635
DOI 10.3133/sim2953
Edition Version 1.0
Year Published 2007
Language ENGLISH
Publisher Geological Survey (U.S.)
Contributing office(s) Astrogeology Research Center
Description Map Sheet: 45 x 37 inches
Projection Transverse Mercator
Scale 1004000
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