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Fraser
2004-Aug-11, 04:00 PM
SUMMARY: Here's a perspective view of the caldera at the top of Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the Solar System. The image was taken with Mars Express' High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), which allows scientists to assemble a 3D view of any surface feature on Mars. Olympus Mons is 22 km (14 miles) high, and the caldera drops down 3 km (1.9 miles). The circular regions inside the caldera are where the lava was emerging at different points in the volcano's history.

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Guest
2004-Aug-11, 04:29 PM
nice photo

BallyZACA
2004-Aug-11, 10:06 PM
Originally posted by fraser@Aug 11 2004, 04:00 PM
SUMMARY: Here's a perspective view of the caldera at the top of Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the Solar System. The image was taken with Mars Express' High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC), which allows scientists to assemble a 3D view of any surface feature on Mars. Olympus Mons is 22 km (14 miles) high, and the caldera drops down 3 km (1.9 miles). The circular regions inside the caldera are where the lava was emerging at different points in the volcano's history.

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Question: Why doesn't the Volcano on Mars (Olympic Mons) resemble anything of a volcanic profile, as we know them here on earth??