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Lava Floods Mars Ancient Plains
2014-03-06 09:30:21

Two distinct volcanic eruptions have flooded this area of Daedalia Planum with lava, flowing around an elevated fragment of ancient terrain.

Scars Of Mars Early History
2013-10-10 10:35:24

Ripped apart by tectonic forces, Hebes Chasma and its neighboring network of canyons bear the scars of the Red Planet’s early history.

Biggest Volcano On Earth At Bottom Of Pacific Ocean
2013-09-05 16:59:25

Researchers led by University of Houston professor William Sager have been able to confirm the existence of the world’s largest single volcano at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.

ESA Images Mars Largest Volcano
2013-07-05 12:20:47

Recently released images from the European Space Agency's Mars Express revealed new details of the largest known volcano in our solar system, Olympus Mons.

Red Planet Goes Blue: Imagining A Habitable Mars
2013-01-07 07:35:36

Using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, NH software engineer Kevin Gill was inspired to turn the Red Planet into a Blue Planet.

King Of Canyons - Mars Valles Marineris
2012-10-23 05:13:19

Valles Marineris stretches over 4000 kilometers in length and is 200 kilometers wide, with a maximum depth of 10 kilometers. This makes it 10 times longer and five times deeper than the Grand Canyon, earning it the title of the largest canyon in the Solar System.

Image 1 - Mars Express Helps Map History Of Martian Volcanic History
2012-04-27 04:03:23

Mars Express has helped to unveil volcanic history of the Red Planet, providing more insight as to what lies underneath our celestial neighbor.

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2010-08-27 06:55:00

Orcus Patera is an enigmatic elliptical depression near Mars’s equator, in the eastern hemisphere of the planet. Located between the volcanoes of Elysium Mons and Olympus Mons, its formation remains a mystery.

2009-03-09 08:29:48

U.S. scientists say the 15-mile-high Olympus Mons volcano on Mars might answer the question of whether that planet ever had, or still has, water. Rice University Assistant Professor Patrick McGovern and Associate Professor Julia Morgan used an algorithm to analyze the volcano's structure.

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2009-03-04 11:45:00

The Martian volcano Olympus Mons is about three times the height of Mount Everest, but it's the small details that Rice University professors Patrick McGovern and Julia Morgan are looking at in thinking about whether the Red Planet ever had – or still supports – life.


Latest Olympus Mons Reference Libraries

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2004-10-19 04:45:41

Olympus Mons -- Olympus Mons is the tallest mountain in the solar system, at 25 km. Located on Mars, and officially called by its Latin name Olympus Mons. It is named for the mountain on Earth. Olympus Mons is an apparently extinct shield volcano, the result of highly fluid magma flowing out of volcanic vents over a long period of time, and is much wider than it is tall; the average slope of Olympus Mons' flanks is very gradual. The Hawaiian islands are an example of similar shield...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.