FIGURE 5.1 Olympus Mons is the largest known volcano in the solar system, rising about three times higher than Mount Everest. Image from the Mars Orbiter Camera on the Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft courtesy of NASA/JPL/Malin Space Science Systems. The image covers an area of 168 by 124 km.



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