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At the foot of the Red Planetís giant volcano

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Posted 04 July 2013 - 12:23 PM

At the foot of the Red Planetís giant volcano


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4 July 2013 Hundreds of individual lava flows are seen frozen in time on the flanks of Olympus Mons, the largest volcano in the Solar System.

The images, taken on 21 January 2013 by ESAís Mars Express, focus on the southeast segment of the giant volcano, which towers some 22 km above the surrounding plains. This is more than double the height of Mauna Kea, the tallest volcano on Earth at 10 km, when measured from its oceanic base to summit.

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