Hellas Planitia is a plain within the huge, roughly circular impact basin Hellas located in the southern hemisphere of the planet Mars.


Hellas is the third or fourth largest impact crater and the largest visible impact crater known in the Solar System. The basin floor is about 7,152 m (23,465 ft) deep, 3,000 m (9,800 ft) deeper than the Moon's South Pole-Aitken basin, and extends about 2,300 km (1,400 mi) east to west|4][5] It is centered at 42.4°S 70.5°E. Hellas Planitia is in the Hellas quadrangle and the Noachis quadrangle.[1]

Locations in Hellas PlanitiaEdit

Battle Sites in Hellas PlanitiaEdit


  1. Wikipedia - Hellas Planitia
  2. Pilot
  3. Space: Above and Beyond (novel)