Olympus Mons

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Olympus Mons

Olympus Mons is a shield volcano on the planet, Mars. It is the tallest volcano and mountain in the Solar System. Its last eruption was 25 million years ago.[1]

Size[change | change source]

Olympus Mons is 27 km (17 mi) high.[2] This is three times taller than the highest mountain on Earth, Mount Everest.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Olympus Mons: The Largest Volcano in the Solar System". Space.com.
  2. "What are the highest and lowest points on the surface of Mars". NASA. Archived from the original on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2009-05-17.