Syrtis Major


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Syrtis Major

(ˈsɜːtɪs)
n
(Astronomy) a conspicuous dark region visible in the N hemisphere of Mars
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Northeastern Syrtis Major Planum - Just upstream from Jezero, this broad plateau was once warmed by volcanic activity.
Other structures that can be seen in the photo are Sinus Sabaeus and Sinus Meridiani - long dark features south of Arabia Terra - and the Syrtis Major Planitia - one of the earliest features identified on the surface of the planet.
Minami found the morning Syrtis Major was faded by the ECB on Apr 30, etc.
Washington, Feb 4 ( ANI ): Newly released images from ESA's Mars Express orbiter show lava flows on the Syrtis Major region of the planet, which was nce thought to be a sea of water.
The second most prominent feature is big, dark Syrtis Major.
In particular, Syrtis Major, a large, dark, triangular feature on Mars, will be visible.
Just 2 months ago, Mars loomed high in the sky, its ruddy countenance so close that anyone with a backyard telescope could make out the planet's white south-polar cap and a central smudge known as Syrtis Major.
If you see a lot of white near the southern limb of Mars, and if this is south of the great dark Syrtis Major, that's not the south cap (which is tilted slightly out of view) but clouds or frosts filling the large Hellas basin.
As in the past, the seasonal Equatorial Cloud Band (see Part II) crossing Syrtis Major made the latter especially blue (or greenish blue) near the edge of the disk.
It is most likely formed of basaltic rock or volcanic ash originating from the Syrtis Major region.
Syrtis Major, Sabaeus Sinus, and Meridiani Sinus, form a prominent group of dark markings near the Martian equator and will be well placed for viewing during the middle two weeks of January.
They claim the face is more than one mile wide and located near Syrtis Major.