Color mosaic of Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the Viking 1 Orbiter. The mosaic was created using images from orbit 735 taken 22 June 1978. Olympus Mons is about 600 km in diameter and the summit caldera is 24 km above the surrounding plains.
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Color Mosaic of Olympus Mons

Color mosaic of Olympus Mons volcano on Mars from the Viking 1 Orbiter. The mosaic was created using images from orbit 735 taken 22 June 1978. Olympus Mons is about 600 km in diameter and the summit caldera is 24 km above the surrounding plains. The complex aureole terrain is visible at the top of the frame. North is up. (Viking 1 Orbiter MH20N133-735A)

Image details

ID#:
PIA02982

Date added:
2000-11-04

Target:
Mars

Mission:
Viking

Spacecraft:
Viking Orbiter 1

Size:
1124 x 1040 pixels (width x height)

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Full-Res TIFF:
PIA02982.tif (3.09 MB)

Full-Res JPG:
PIA02982.jpg (0.19 MB)

Image credit:
NASA/JPL