THEMIS: Big step-off at Olympus Rupes

Big step at Olympus Rupes (THEMIS_IOTD_20180820)THEMIS Image of the Day, August 20, 2018. Olympus Rupes is the name of the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance.

The elevation change from the lower volcanic plains to the volcano flank is up to 5 miles (26,400 feet), almost the height of Mount Everest.

This VIS image is located along the southeastern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano.

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