This image captured by NASA's 2001 Mars Odyssey spacecraft shows Olympus Mons is surrounded by an escarpment, called Olympus Rupes, a steep cliff-face between the volcano and the surrounding lava flows on the northeastern side of Olympus Mons.

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Olympus Mons is surrounded by an escarpment, a steep cliff-face between the volcano and the surrounding lava flows. The escarpment is called Olympus Rupes, and today's VIS image show part of this feature on the northeastern side of Olympus Mons.

Orbit Number: 44932 Latitude: 23.3869 Longitude: 227.083 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-01-30 23:17

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.

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