THEMIS: Lava flows over the edge of Olympus Mons

The edge of Olympus Mons volcano (THEMIS_IOTD_20161101)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 that edge and the lava flows that spilled over the edge to flood the surrounding plains.

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