Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

2015 Edition
| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James (Jim) CleavesII, Daniele L. Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Daniel Rouan, Tilman Spohn, Stéphane Tirard, Michel Viso

Regio

  • Roland J. Wagner
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-44185-5_1363

Definition

Regio is an area characterized by an  albedo (including radar albedo) or color difference from adjacent areas on a  planet, a  satellite, or on a minor planet ( asteroid). On planets or satellites, surface areas termed regio are generally several millions of square kilometers across.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.German Aerospace Center (DLR)Institute of Planetary ResearchBerlinGermany