Olympus Mons in Color
March 19, 2003
Olympus Mons is the largest of the major Tharsis volcanoes, rising 25 km (15.5 miles) and stretching over nearly 550 km (340 miles) east-west. The summit caldera, a composite of as many as seven roughly circular collapse depressions, is 66 by 83 km (41 by 52 miles) across. Also seen in this image are water-ice clouds that accumulate around and above the volcano during the late afternoon (at the time the image was acquired, the summit was at 5:30 PM local solar time).
Topics: Disaster Accident, Environment, Tharsis quadrangle, Igneous rocks, Shield volcanoes, Olympus, Ceraunius Tholus, Caldera, Tharsis, Arsia Mons, Olympus Mons, Volcano, Tharsis volcanoes, Major