THEMIS: Scarp at edge of Olympus Mons

Olympus Rupes (THEMIS_IOTD_20160718)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 is the surrounding volcanic plains. The difference in elevation from the top of the escarpment to the bottom can be as much as 8 kilometers.

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