Olympus Rupes

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Olympus Rupes is the name of the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance. The elevation change from the lower volcanic plains to the volcano flank is up to 5 miles (26,400 feet), almost the height of Mount Everest. This VIS image is located along the southeastern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano.

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images. 


Image ID: 
V72880011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2018-05-20 03:37
Mon, 2018-08-20
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (66 km)
0.018224 km/pixel
0.0184231 km/pixel


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