NASA's Mars Global Surveyor shows a small, dust-covered, volcano in the Jovis Fossae region of Mars, known for its extremely large volcanoes, such as Olympus Mons. Many small volcanoes also occur on the red planet, particularly in the Tharsis region.

3 July 2005
This Mars Global Surveyor (MGS) Mars Orbiter Camera (MOC) image shows a small, dust-covered, volcano in the Jovis Fossae region of Mars. While Mars is known for its extremely large volcanoes, such as Olympus Mons, many small volcanoes also occur on the red planet, particularly in the Tharsis region. This small volcano is a good example of those. It was originally found by members of the MGS Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) team during the MGS primary mission. The volcano is old, and cratered. Its surface is mantled by dust, and its caldera (summit depression) has some dust-covered wind ripples on its floor.

Location near: 20.7°N, 111.3°W
Image width: ~3 km (~1.9 mi)
Illumination from: lower left
Season Northern Autumn

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