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HiRISE: Dark materials on Olympus Mons

Dark materials on Olympus Mons. There are blocks of layered terrain within the Olympus Mons aureole. The aureole is a giant apron of chaotic material around the volcano, perhaps formed by enormous landslides off the flanks of the giant volcano. … Continue reading

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HiRISE: Dark slope streaks in Olympus Mons aureole deposits

Wisps on another world. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Lava flows over the edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 1, 2016. The margin of Olympus Mons consists of a cliff-like edge where elevation changes very quickly over a very small width. This edge is called Olympus Rupes. This VIS image shows part of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Scarp at edge of Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 18, 2016. Today’s VIS image covers part of Olympus Rupes, the steep escarpment at the edge of Olympus Mons. The left side of the image is the flank of the volcano, the right side … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Olympica Fossae’s tangled channels

THEMIS Image of the Day, July 15, 2016. Located on the extensive lava plains between Olympus Mons and Alba Mons, these complex intersecting valleys were created by lava flow. Volcanic flows occurred both along the surface and in buried lava … Continue reading

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Olympus Mons: slumps make terraces & scarps

Scientists from the Division of Planetary Sciences and Remote Sensing in the Institute of Geological Sciences at Freie Universit├Ąt Berlin have succeeded in creating a model simulating the formation of mysterious structures on the surface of the Mars volcano, Olympus … Continue reading

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Great tilt gave Mars a new face

The surface of the planet Mars tilted by 20 to 25 degrees 3 to 3.5 billion years ago. This was caused by a massive volcanic structure, the Tharsis volcanic dome, which is the largest in the Solar System. Because of … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Textures

THEMIS Image of the Day, December 9, 2015. Several different surface textures are evident in this VIS image. This complex region is located between Lycus Sulci to the south and Acheron Fossae to the north, all of which is just … Continue reading

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Mars Orbiter Mission: Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system which is present on planet Mars. 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 … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Ridges and flows

THEMIS Image of the Day, November 16, 2015. Located southwest of Olympus Mons, this VIS image shows part of a complex region that has undergone several geologic processes. The hills have been modified by wind, creating narrow ridges, and then … Continue reading

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