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Detail of the complex caldera of Olympus Mons
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- Title Detail of the complex caldera of Olympus Mons
- Released 21/01/2004 10:21 am
- Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin (G. Neukum)
This vertical view shows the complex caldera at the summit of Olympus Mons on Mars, the highest volcano in our Solar System. 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 colour image was taken from a height of 273 km in orbit 37 by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on ESA’s Mars Express on 21 January 2004.
The view is centred at 18.3°N and 227°E. The image is about 102 km across with a resolution of 12 m per pixel. South is at the top.