This image from NASAs Mars Odyssey shows the upper flank of Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system.

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Today's VIS image is located on the upper flank of Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons is the largest volcano in the solar system, standing 14 miles high above the surrounding volcanic plains.

Orbit Number: 77209 Latitude: 17.991 Longitude: 225.786 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-05-11 16:44

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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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