Olympus Rupes

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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 escarpment runs diagonally through this image, with the higher elevation on the right and the lower on the left. The elevation change from the lower volcanic plains to the volcano flank is up to 8km (5 miles), almost the height of Mount Everest. This VIS image is located along the southern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano.

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2024-03-23 05:51
Tue, 2024-06-25
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (65 km)
0.035912 km/pixel
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