Hecate Tholus

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This THEMIS Image of the Day was first released as part of a look at Martian nomenclature. Hecate Tholus = Tholus:small dome-shaped mountain or hill. Hecate:goddess of the crossroads, ghosts and witchcraft. She has three heads (a dog, a snake, and a horse) that face three different directions. She is served by ghost hounds. Hecates Tholus is a volcano located north of Elysium Mons. The image above is a mosaic of daytime IR images. Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Many features on Io, a volcanically active moon of Jupiter, are named for fire, sun, volcano, and thunder goods and goddesses - or for people and places from Dante's Inferno.

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


Image ID: 
I02404005 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-06-30 05:24
Fri, 2004-08-20
2476 pixels (256 km)
2467 pixels (245 km)
0.09953 km/pixel
0.103406 km/pixel


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