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Lyctos Facula
Amalthea global

Moon/Planet of Origin

Amalthea

Eponym

After a region in Crete where Zeus was raised

Neighboring Named Geographical Features

Pan (crater), Ida Facula, and Mons Ida

Lyctos Facula is one of the two named mountains located on the surface of Amalthea. This mountain is more than twice the size of Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth, being more than 65,000 miles in height. Not much is known about the mountain, yet what astronomers do know it is a main contributor to the amount of debris found loose in the Amalthea Gossamer Ring.

FormationEdit

Since Amalthea is too small to have tectonic plates or even a mantle, the Lyctos Facula is a mountain that was caused by the impact of an asteroid from a further distance. When the asteroid hit, no only did it create a crater, yet the seismic waves pushed land upward miles away from the impact epicenter.

Visibility from EarthEdit

Lyctos Facula has very low visibility from Earth. Since Amalthea is so far away from Earth, it nearly to impossible to see. The crater can only be seen through high powered telescopes in astronomy laboratories.

Neighboring Geographical FeaturesEdit

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