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Syrtis Major

[sur-tis] /ˈsɜr tɪs/
noun
1.
an area in the northern hemisphere and near the equator of Mars, appearing as a dark region when viewed telescopically from the earth.
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  • All the modern conveniences—in the middle of the forbidden wilds of Syrtis Major.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • "Some settler dropped the piece of brass out on a trail in Syrtis Major," Nance explained.

    The Planet Strappers Raymond Zinke Gallun
  • Five thousand miles it had traveled, and yet its power was as great as when it started from the Syrtis Major.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putnam Serviss
  • Five thousand miles it had travelled, and yet its power was as great as when it started from the Syrtis Major.

    Edison's Conquest of Mars Garrett Putman Serviss
British Dictionary definitions for Syrtis Major

Syrtis Major

/ˈsɜːtɪs/
noun
1.
a conspicuous dark region visible in the N hemisphere of Mars
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