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 8km (5 miles), almost the height of Mount Everest. This VIS image is located along the northern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano. The brighter toned material in the central part of this image is the escarpment, with the lower elevation surface at the top of the image.

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Image ID: 
V89625011 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2022-02-27 00:48
Wed, 2022-07-20
512 pixels (18 km)
1824 pixels (66 km)
0.036488 km/pixel
0.0369375 km/pixel


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