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Dusty Olympus Mons
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Dusty Olympus Mons

November 12, 2012
Dust-covered lava flows on the lowermost south flank of Olympus Mons are captured in this 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) wide Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) view acquired during northern summer on 12 October 2006. One leveed lava channel just south (below) the center left of of the image disappears into a thick, pitted and cratered dust mantle. Sunlight illuminates the scene from the left/upper left. The image is located near 13.8°N, 134.1°W. North is toward the top/upper right. MGS MOC Release No. MOC2-1610, 27 November 2006

Credits: NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems


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