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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: 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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