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tholus

(thoh -lŭs) (plural: tholi) a hill or dome on the surface of a planet or satellite. The word is used in the approved name of such a feature.

tholos

tholos, 1 at Epidaurus, plan
1. In Greek architecture, any round building.
2. The corbeled, domed tombs of the Mycenaean period.
3. A domed rotunda.
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The volumes of the four summit depressions on Hecates Tholus range from [?
In contrast, we saw earlier that, at the martian volcano Hecates Tholus, a large explosive summit eruption is implicated in the formation of at least one of its calderas.
On the edge of Bereghinya Planitia lies a 40 km wide volcano named Drolma Tholus.
The word tholus is derived from the Greek word tholos, and means a small dome-shaped hill or mountain (tholos means a circular building with a conical or vaulted roof).
Kwanzaa Tholus is in the northeastern part of Ceres, and measures about 22 by 12 miles (35 by 19 kilometers), rising about 2 miles above its surroundings.
In the images, Kwanzaa Tholus appears just above and to the right of the center, conspicuous by a sliver of a shadow in the monochrome photograph and appearing like a light-blue, strangely-angled "D" in the elevation image.
There are a large number of tholi (plural of tholus) in the vicinity of Kwanzaa Tholus, and the region is also home to slightly bigger mountains called montes.
At some point in Ceres' past, Kwanzaa Tholus may have been as prominent as Ahuna Mons, the most noticeable mountain on the dwarf planet, because it is also the tallest.
On Nov 10 Grafton even captured a tiny bright spot on the top of Hecates Tholus.
During early November, Olympus Mons and at least four other volcanoes--Ascraeus Mons, Elysium Mons, Hecates Tholus, and Albur Tholus--appeared as bright spots in CCD images," says Schmude.
marking the locations of Hecates Tholus and (at the limit of perception) Albor Tholus, with tiny bright patches indicating the craters Adams and Lockyer.