Olympus Mons compared to Mount Everest

Olympus Mons compared to Mount Everest

C013/4542 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 1.1MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: MARK GARLICK/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: This image compares the height of Earth's Mount Everest with Olympus Mons, a shield volcano on Mars and the tallest mountain in the known Solar System. Olympus Mons rises to a height of 26 km above the surrounding plains, and 21 km above Mars' datum (a Martian reference point equivalent to sea level on Earth). Mount Everest, by contrast, is only 8.84 km above sea level. Indeed, Olympus Mons is so tall and wide that if you stood on it, you would not know you were on a mountain - the slope is too shallow and the mountain's rim would be over the horizon. In this image, however, Olympus Mons is shown at 1/3 of its actual width, for clarity.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: comparison, diagram, earth, everest, mars, mountain, olympus mons, planet, scale, solar system, space, volcano

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.