Science and Exploration

Olympus Mons As Seen By ISRO’s Mars Orbiter

By Keith Cowing
Press Release
December 7, 2015
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Olympus Mons As Seen By ISRO’s Mars Orbiter
Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar systems.
The altitude of Olympus Mons is nearly three times the altitude of the largest peak on Earth, Mt.Everest.

Tharsis volcanoes are Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons and Ascraeus Mons. Tharsis Montes are product of volcanism and they are associated with tectonic processes which caused extensive crustal deformation in this area.

Water vapor clouds are seen around mons top which is a usual phenomenon during this season in Mars. This image is taken by MCC on November 27, 2015 at an altitude of 32,282 km with a resolution of 1679 m.

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