Ceraunius Tholus

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Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

Today's VIS image shows the western flank of Ceraunius Tholus. At only 128 km (79 miles) across, it is one of the smaller Tharsis volcanoes. It is 8,500 meters (27,887 feet) high, close to the height of Mount Everest (29,031 feet). The slopes are relatively steep, and there are several very large channels dissecting the western flank. The volcano is surrounded by younger flows from the larger Tharsis volcanoes. The eastern rim of Paros Crater is visible at the bottom of the image.

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Image ID: 
V94790003 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2023-04-28 07:36
Thu, 2023-10-12
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (276 km)
0.0728 km/pixel
0.0740651 km/pixel


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