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Tharsis Montes trio and Olympus Mons

Date: 26 April 2012
Satellite: Mars Express
Copyright: NASA

Shaded relief image of Tharsis Montes and Olympus Mons derived from Mars Orbiter Altimeter data which flew on board NASA's Mars Global Surveyor. New data (see M. Beuthe et al., 2012) suggest that Tharsis Montes formed one by one, starting with Arsia Mons, possibly by the movement of a single mantle plume moving under the surface.

Last Update: 12 March 2015

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