Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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Tholus

  • Daniela TirschEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_1589-4

Synonyms

Definition

A tholus (pl. tholi) is a descriptor term for a small domical mountain or hill of volcanic origin as defined by the International Astronomical Union (http://planetarynames.wr.usgs.gov/DescriptorTerms). Volcanic edifices named tholus can be found on Mars, Venus, and Io.

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Keywords

Bioorganic Chemistry Descriptor Term Volcanic Edifice Volcanic Origin International Astronomical 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Aerospace Center DLRInstitute of Planetary ResearchBerlinGermany