Mars Daily Facts Part 3

A small insight into the largest volcano we will trek in the future.

Issue 3: the largest volcano in the Solar System, not Everest, not Mauna Kea, or anything on earth, this fiery mountain is located on Mars and it’s called Olympus Mons.

🗻 Olympus Mons (/əˌlɪmpəs ˈmɒnz, oʊˌ-/ Latin pronunciation for Mount Olympus) is an enormous round volcano that’s shaped like a shield on Mars, so we called it a “shield volcano”. The volcano has a height of over 21.9 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest’s height above sea level, about 25km (16 miles) high. It is as mentioned above, the largest, highest mountain and volcano in the Solar System with a diameter range of 624 km (374 mi), and is associated with the Tharsis Montes, a large volcanic region on Mars.

Olympus Mons

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