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Olympus Mons Caldera Region

Olympus Mons Caldera Region


Date: 10 February 2004
Satellite: Mars Express
Depicts: Caldera region at the summit of Olympus Mons
Copyright: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA IGO 3.0

This overhead view shows the complex caldera at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System. Olympus Mons has an elevation of 24 km relative to the surrounding surface and the caldera has a depth of about 3 km.

This is the first high-resolution colour image of the complete caldera of Olympus Mons. The colour image was taken from a height of 273 km in orbit 37 by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA's Mars Express on 21 January 2004. The view is centred at 18.3° North and 227° East. The image is about 102 km across with a resolution of 12 m per pixel, South is up.

 
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