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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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HiRISE: Lava flow near base of Olympus Mons

This image shows a lava channel, which lies just to the east of the largest volcano in the solar system: Olympus Mons. The channel appears to be discontinuous, meaning it disappears several times throughout its length, but in fact, it … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Olympus Mons false color

THEMIS Image of the Day, January 5, 2015. The THEMIS VIS camera contains 5 filters. The data from different filters can be combined in multiple ways to create a false color image. These false color images may reveal subtle variations … Continue reading

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THEMIS: Olympus Mons

THEMIS Image of the Day, September 5, 2014. The lava flows in this VIS image are located on the eastern flank of Olympus Mons. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.  

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HiRISE: Leveed lava channels on Olympus Mons

Leveed lava channels on Olympus Mons. Beautiful Mars series.

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THEMIS: Olympus Rupes

THEMIS Image of the Day, May 28, 2014. Today’s VIS image shows a portion of Olympus Rupes, part of the steep margin surrounding Olympus Mons. The term rupes means scarp. More THEMIS Images of the Day by geological topic.

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