Ascraeus Mons

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Ascraeus Mons is an extinct shield volcano in the Tharsis region. Ascreus Mons is in the Tharsis quadrangle 11.8°N, 255.5°E (104.5W).

Ascraeus Mons

The volcano's location corresponds to the classical albedo feature of Mars, Ascraeus Lacus. The name comes from "Ascra," the birthplace of Hesiod. [1] The word ascraeus is poetic word for rural.[2] The volcano's name officially became Ascraeus Mons in 1973.[3] [4]


  1. MacDonald, T. 1971. The Origins of Martian Nomenclature. Icarus: 15, 233-240
  2. Blunck, J. 1982. Mars and its Satellites. Exposition Press. Smithtown, N.Y.
  3. Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature.