Oblique view of Olympus Mons

Oblique view of Olympus Mons

. The Martian volcanoe Olympus Mons is about 25 kilometers high. The volcano’s flanks have a gentle slope, with a diameter at their base of about 600 kilometers. Thus, Olympus Mons is about 24 times broader than it is high. (Courtesy of NASA, JPL, and Malin Space Science Systems.)

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