Olympus Mons

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image is located on the upper slopes of Olympus Mons. Numerous thin lava flows are visible. The small raised channel is one mode of lava emplacement where the flow builds up cooling levees along both sides of the channel. 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.

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


Image ID: 
V87404003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2021-08-28 03:42
Wed, 2022-03-30
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (63 km)
0.035081 km/pixel
0.0353044 km/pixel


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