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tholus

(ˈθəʊləs)
n
a structure or cylinder-shaped drum used to support a cupola or dome
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Two small mountains (tholi) are named Aricia Tholus, after a once-powerful city, and Lucaria Tholus, after an ancient Roman feast in July.
Together with nearby Hecates Tholus, this tiny feature was significantly brightened, circa 2007 Dec 18-31, by the 'opposition effect'.
FIGURE 14 Mosaic of two images showing fissure vent near Jovis Tholus volcano on Mars.
The individual types of Venusian features of interest to this paper are tesserae (Lhamo Tessera), coronae (Vasudhara Corona and Rabzhima Corona), mons (Toma Mons and Kurukulla Mons), tholi (Drolma Tholus), dorsae (Odzerchen Dorsa), and fossae (Namjyalma Fossae).
One impressive picture showed the giant mouth of the volcano Albor Tholus.
Top is a three-dimensional oblique view of the summit caldera of Albor Tholus, a volcano in the Elysium region.
Answers: 1) mons 2) valles 3) tholus 4) chasma 5) Valles Marineris.
As the African-American community celebrates Kwanzaa, a festival that has its roots in ancient African harvest celebrations, NASA on Wednesday released images of a feature on the surface of Ceres called Kwanzaa Tholus. It is a small mountain on the surface of the dwarf planet, a type which is common to the region of Ceres where it is located.
Elysium showed the usual meteorological behaviour, and Elysium Mons and Hecates Tholus again showed an opposition brightening as well as orographic cloud.
My favorite example is Rahe, a 35-km-long impact at the foot of a Martian volcano called Ceraunius Tholus (pictured here).