Olympus Mons Summit

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows part of the summit caldera of Olympus Mons. Scarps and extensional features (graben) record multiple stages of caldera collapse at the summit of Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system, reaching heights of over 40 km (25 miles) tall from base to summit, with the base covering an area as large as the state of Arizona. For comparison, Mauna Loa is 9 km (5.5 miles) tall measured from its base on the sea floor.

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Image ID: 
V80291006 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2020-01-20 11:36
Wed, 2020-04-01
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (63 km)
0.017344 km/pixel
0.0175977 km/pixel


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