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 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, with the escarpment visible at the top of the image.

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2023-10-31 09:38
Mon, 2024-04-29
256 pixels (18 km)
3792 pixels (273 km)
0.072014 km/pixel
0.0724855 km/pixel


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