Potential Source of Sulfur Flow on Io (NASA Galileo Jupiter Mission Image) A field of bright lava flows next to a shield volcano could be a source of recent sulfur volcanism on Io, as detected by instruments aboard NASA's Galileo spacecraft.
Olympus Mons is basically a large shield volcano on the planet Mars. It stands nearly 22 km mi) tall, making Olympus Mons the tallest mountain on any planet in the Solar System, almost three times as tall as Mount Everest's height.
Olympus Mons (Latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. By one measure, it has a height of nearly 25 km mi). Olympus Mons stands almost three times as tall as Mount Everest's height above sea level.
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Olympus Mons ~ The largest of the volcanoes in the Tharsis Montes region, as well as all known volcanoes in the solar system, is Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons is a shield volcano 624 km (374 mi) in diameter (approximately the same size as the state of Arizona), 25 km (16 mi) high, and is rimmed by a 6 km (4 mi) high scarp. A caldera 80 km (50 mi) wide is located at the summit of Olympus Mons. (NASA)
Informally named Wright Mons a broad mountain about 150 kilometers across and 4 kilometers high with a wide deep summit depression is featured in this inset image captured during the New Horizons flyby of Pluto in July Of course broad mountains w
New pictures of Mars reveal exactly what covers the planet's surface