Olympus Mons and surroundings, Mars

Olympus Mons and surroundings, Mars

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Credit: DETLEV VAN RAVENSWAAY/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Olympus Mons and surroundings, Mars, computer-generated image based on radar data from the Mars Global Surveyor. Olympus Mons (lower right) is a shield volcano and the largest mountain in the solar system. It is 600 kilometres across and rises to a height of 24 kilometres. Its caldera is at bottom right. North of Olympus Mons is a rugged, hilly area called Lycus Sulci. The bow-shaped area further north is Acheron Fossae. This image shows the area in the evening, half an hour before nightfall. Mars is a cold desert world with a thin atmosphere that only slowly erodes its impact craters (some seen here).

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