Skadi Mons

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Skadi Mons
Maxwell Montes of planet Venus.jpg
Radar image of Skadi Mons by Magellan in 1996.[1]
Feature typeMountain
Coordinates64°N 4°E / 64°N 4°E / 64; 4Coordinates: 64°N 4°E / 64°N 4°E / 64; 4[2]

Skadi Mons /ˈskɑːði ˈmɒnz/ is a mountain on Venus in Maxwell Montes, at the center of Ishtar Terra. It is the highest point of the planet with an altitude of about 10,700 meters (about 35,000 feet) above the mean planetary radius.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Caltech Photojournal – 7 March 1996 « PIA00241: Venus - Lakshmi Planum and Maxwell Montes.
  2. ^ "Skadi Mons". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. USGS Astrogeology Research Program.

External links[edit]

  • "USGS Planetary Names – Ishtar Terra" (PDF). (USGS I-2490).