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Cydonia is a region of Mars. The name originally referred to an albedo feature (distinctively coloured area) that was visible from earthbound telescopes. Today, the name covers three named regions on Mars: Cydonia Mensae, an area of flat-topped mesa-like features, Cydonia Colles, a region of small hills or knobs, and Cydonia Labyrinthus, a complex of intersecting valleys. As with other regions on Mars, the name Cydonia was drawn from classical antiquity, in this case from Kydonia, a historic citystate on the island of Crete.

A group of Cydonian hills has attracted notoriety because one of them looks like a face under certain lighting conditions, while others resemble pyramids; the phenomena has attracted both scientific and popular interest.

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