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  Olympus Mons - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The size of Olympus Mons is so great (roughly the size of the American state of Missouri) that a person standing on the surface of Mars would be unable to view the profile of the volcano even from a distance as the curvature of the planet would obscure such detail.
Olympus Mons is a shield volcano, the result of highly fluid lava 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 volcano is surrounded by a region known as the Olympus Mons Aureole (Latin, "Circle of Light") with gigantic ridges and blocks extending 1000 km (600 miles) from the summit that show evidence of development and resurfacing connected with glacial activity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Olympus_Mons   (807 words)

  
 Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons is 624 km in diameter at the base, or as wide as the entire chain of Hawaiian islands.
Olympus Mons has a central caldera 80 km wide, with multiple circular, overlapping collapse craters that were created by separate volcanic events.
Olympus Mons is found in the Tharsis Montes region near the Martian equator.
www.daviddarling.info /encyclopedia/O/Olympus_Mons.html   (272 words)

  
 Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons (Latin, "Mount Olympus") is the tallest known mountain in our solar system, located on the planet Mars.
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.
Olympus Mons is located at approximately 135°W by 20°N. from the Indies." MYSTERY, art, trade, profession.
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Olympus Mons is the biggest mountain on Mars.
Olympus Mons has a central caldera that is 85 kilometres wide; inside it are multiple overlapping craters created by different volcanic events.
Olympus Mons is so huge (roughly the size of the American state of Missouri) that a person standing on the surface of Mars would be unable to see the entire volcano even from a distance, as the curvature of Mars would hide much of it.
www.worsleyschool.net /science/files/olympus/mons.html   (364 words)

  
 Martian Volcanoes
Beyond the dome's northwest edge is Olympus Mons, the largest of the Tharsis volcanoes.
Olympus Mons is classified as a shield volcano.
It is 24 kilometers (15 miles) high, 550 kilometers (340 miles) in diameter and is rimmed by a 6 kilometers (4 miles) high scarp.
www.solarviews.com /eng/marsvolc.htm   (2530 words)

  
 Olympus Mons
Olympus Mons on the planet Mars defies categorization as a "volcano," but bears a striking similarity to a lightning blister.
Olympus Mons on the planet Mars is taller than three Mount Everests and about as wide as the entire Hawaiian Island chain.
Olympus Mons has such a moat, which does not match the bulge expected from upwelling magma beneath a volcano.
www.thunderbolts.info /tpod/2004/arch/040705olympus-mons.htm   (565 words)

  
 Height of the Tallest Mountain on Mars
Olympus Mons is not only the tallest mountain on Mars, but it is the tallest known volcano in our solar system.
Olympus Mons' tremendous height is thought to be due to its volcanic activity and the flow of hot lava.
In terms of Earth's topography, Olympus Mons is taller than three Mount Everests, about as wide as the entire Hawaiian Island chain and it is larger than the entire state of Washington.
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 Exploring Mars: Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The largest of the volcanoes in the Tharsis region, as well as all known volcanoes in the solar system, is Olympus Mons.
Olympus Mons is a shield volcano 624 km (374 mi) in diameter (approximately the same size as the state of Arizona), 25 km (16 mi) high, and is rimmed by a 6 km (4 mi) high scarp.
The volume of Olympus Mons is about 100 times larger than that of Mauna Loa.
mars.jpl.nasa.gov /mep/science/olympus_mons.html   (316 words)

  
 Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
This is how Olympus Mons might look in the early morning from low Mars orbit.
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano--and mountain--in the Solar System.
Olympus Mons is thought to be a very old volcano, though its last eruption may have been as (geologically) recent as 40 million years ago.
www.arcadiastreet.com /cgvistas/mars_006.htm   (109 words)

  
 BBC News | SCI/TECH | New view of giant Martian volcano
Olympus Mons is 27 km (17 miles) tall, three times the height of Mount Everest, and twenty times wider than it is high.
The volcano data have been merged with an image of Olympus Mons taken by the Viking Orbiter spacecraft of the 1970s and vertically exaggerated by a factor of 10.
It shows that Olympus Mons sits off to the west of the main Tharsis rise rather than on its western flank as was thought.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/sci/tech/newsid_986000/986919.stm   (336 words)

  
 ESA - Mars Express - Olympus Mons - the caldera in close-up
Olympus Mons has an average elevation of 22 km 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 image was taken from a height of 273 km during orbit 37 by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express on 21 January 2004.
www.esa.int /export/SPECIALS/Mars_Express/SEM9BA1PGQD_0.html   (447 words)

  
 WTP: Mars: Shield Volcano
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano on Mars.
Located on the Tharsis Plateau near the equator, Olympus Mons is bordered by an escarpment.
The caldera in the center is 80 km (50 mi) wide and contains multiple circular, overlapping collapse craters created by different volcanic events.
pds.jpl.nasa.gov /planets/captions/mars/olympus.htm   (93 words)

  
 Image of the Day
It may not be as hospitable as Hawaii's best, but the Martian volcano Olympus Mons nothing to shake a stick at.
Olympus Mons is the highest volcano in the Solar System and is five times larger than its biggest counterpart here on Earth.
It measures some 342 miles (550 kilometers) across and rises to a height of about 15.5 miles (25 kilometers), about half the distance from the Mariana Trench (the deepest spot on Earth) to the top of Mount Everest.
www.space.com /imageoftheday/image_of_day_040211.html   (176 words)

  
 Olympus Mons on Mars   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The largest volcano on Mars and likely the largest in the entire solar system is Olympus Mons.
By contrast, Olympus Mons is presumed to be less than 100 million years old.
The clouds are water ice clouds which form in the cold, thin Martian atmosphere.
hyperphysics.phy-astr.gsu.edu /hbase/solar/marsoly.html   (155 words)

  
 16. Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The scarp encircles an area roughly 500 kilometers (300 miles) in diameter and is comparable in size to the state of Arizona.
Near the summit is a group of nested craters forming a caldera complex, formed by repeated lava flooding and collapse of the summit area.
Olympus Mons and several other martian volcanos (see slide #15) demonstrate that volcanism played a major role in the geologic evolution of Mars.
www.lpi.usra.edu /publications/slidesets/ss_tour/slide_16.html   (172 words)

  
 Ask an Astronomer for KIDS! - Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
It is called Olympus Mons and is 16 miles (24 kilometers) high which makes it about three times higher than Mt. Everest.
In addition to being very tall, it is also very wide (340 miles or 550 kilometers) and covers an area larger than the entire chain of Hawaiian islands.
Olympus Mons is a very flat mountain which slopes by only 2 to 5 degrees.
coolcosmos.ipac.caltech.edu /cosmic_kids/AskKids/olympusmons2.shtml   (93 words)

  
 Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Olympus Mons, on Mars, is the largest volcano in the solar system.
Earth is less than half the height of Olympus Mons.
estimate that the last eruption of Olympus Mons was over 1 million years ago.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/m/j/mjs589/astro10/olympusmons.html   (146 words)

  
 APOD: September 15, 1997 - Olympus Mons on Mars: The Largest Volcano   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
APOD: September 15, 1997 - Olympus Mons on Mars: The Largest Volcano
Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.
Olympus Mons rises 24 kilometers high and measures 550 km across.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap970915.html   (119 words)

  
 Summit of Olympus Mons
The result was this stunningly detailed overhead view of the caldera or summit crater region of Olympus Mons.
Fittingly named for the lofty abode of the gods of Greek mythology, Olympus Mons rises 21 kilometers above the surrounding plain or about 3 times the height of Mt.
Outlined by steep cliffs, Olympus Mons itself is about 600 kilometers in diameter.
www.skyimagelab.com /summit-olympus-mons.html   (191 words)

  
 Olympus Mons - Mars Volcano - Largest in the Solar System
Olympus Mons - Mars Volcano - Largest in the Solar System
Olympus Mons, a volcano on Mars, is the largest volcanic cone in the Solar System.
It is about as wide as the entire Hawaiian Island chain and about as tall as Mt. Everest.
geology.com /olympus.htm   (58 words)

  
 Olympus Mons   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
These factors allow Olympus Mons to grow nearly ten to one hundred times greater than Earth's volcanoes without collapsing under their own weight.
The summit caldera of Olympus Mons suggests that the magma chambers beneath the volcano must be extremely massive to create such a large collapse pit.
If you are looking for an adventure the red planet, home to Olympus Mons, should undoubtedly be included on your travel itinerary.
www.personal.psu.edu /users/g/u/gub102/astro10/olympusmons.html   (137 words)

  
 APOD: October 19, 1998 - Olympus Mons From Orbit   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Mount Everest, Olympus Mons would not be difficult to climb because of the volcano's great breadth.
Covering an area greater than the entire Hawaiian volcano chain, the slopes of Olympus Mons typically rise only a few degrees at a time.
Mars combined with a relatively static surface crust allow volcanoes this large to build up over time.
antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov /apod/ap981019.html   (106 words)

  
 Animation of the Olympus Mons Caldera
Olympus Mons is the largest volcano known in the solar system.
This animation shows the summit caldera of Olympus Mons which is 24 kilometers (15 miles) above the surrounding plains.
The vertical dimension has been exaggerated to show detail.
www.solarviews.com /cap/mars/voly1.htm   (82 words)

  
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 SVS Animation 1094 - Olympus Mons Flyover.
This view of Olympus Mons was constructed by combining the Viking color texture with MOLA altimetry data.
Looking at the surface of Mars, flying over the Olympus Mons volcano.
A view of Olympus Mons, approaching the base of the volcano.
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 Olympus Mons Encyclopedia Article, Information, History and Biography @ Encyclopedia.LocalColorArt.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
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 SPACE.com -- Experts Pick: Top 10 Space Science Photos
"We saw for the first time that huge volcano that we now call Olympus Mons." Van der Woude said.
Olympus Mons soars 15 miles (24 km) above the surface, dwarfing the largest terrestrial volcano, Mauna Loa, which is just 6 miles (9 km) high, including the portion of the volcano that extends underwater to the sea floor.
Journey Beyond Earth: Deep Space Explorer accurately models the wonders of our universe in all their three-dimensional glory.
www.space.com /scienceastronomy/astronomy/top10_images_010925-5.html   (213 words)

  
 Mars Express Views the Caldera of Olympus Mons Close-up | SpaceRef - Your Space Reference
Mars Express Views the Caldera of Olympus Mons Close-up
Image: Complex caldera of Olympus Mons: View from overhead of the complex caldera (summit crater) at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System.
[large] [hi res]   Olympus Mons has an average elevation of 22 km and the caldera has a depth of about 3 km.
www.spaceref.com /news/viewsr.html?pid=11888   (506 words)

  
 The canals of Mars-historical note
One such cloud on the terminator was estimated to be 17 miles high, "a tawny color, of the tint exhibited by a cloud of dust", with an extent of 300 miles.
Perhaps this was a cloud over Olympus Mons (Fig.2, "Olympia")?
It was at Lowell that the only consistent observations of canals, originally termed canale by Secchi (1858) and Schiaparelli (1877), were made.
ltpwww.gsfc.nasa.gov /tharsis/canals.html   (775 words)

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