Mars’ Olympus Mons is biiiiig. 🗻
This simulated view shows our own Mt. Everest compared to Olympus Mons, the colossal shield volcano on Mars.
Everest, Earth’s largest peak is around 9 km high, less than half the height of Olympus Mons which extends to 21.9 kilometers above the Martian surface. Olympus Mons would just fit within the borders of France (or the US state of New Mexico) as its diameter is roughly 600 kilometers. This view shows just how big that is! Hard to comprehend without our virtual spaceship.
Simulation rendered in @openspaceproj
Earth data prepared with BlenderGIS.
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