This image from NASA's Mars Odyssey shows Olympus Rupes, the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance.

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Olympus Rupes is the name of the large escarpment surrounding Olympus Mons. The escarpment is a cliff where there is a large elevation change over a short distance. This VIS image is located along the southeastern margin of Olympus Mons, the largest Martian volcano.

Orbit Number: 72406 Latitude: 14.4639 Longitude: 229.509 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-04-11 02:30

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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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