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What is Olympus Mons?
Olympus Mons is a volcano on Mars. It is the biggest volcano in the solar system.
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The volcano is located in planet Mars' western hemisphere at approximately 18.65°N 226.2°E, just off the northwestern edge of the Tharsis bulge. It is the largest volcan…o and mountain in the solar system.
Olympic Mons, which is the largest volcano within our solar system, is located on the planet Mars (at the approximate coordinates of 18.65°N and 226.2°E).
Olympus Mons is the highest mountain (volcano) in the whole Solar System. It is 21 km (13 miles) above the mean surface level of Mars and is 624 km (374 miles) wide. Which… is three times taller than Mt. Everest.
Volcanic activity. It was most likely created by a long-lived plume of rising mantle material that bulged the surface upward. This provided the molten rock for the eruptions w…hich built the volcano.
It is thought to have last erupted 40 to 45 million years ago
The planet Mars has the largest volcano in the Solar System. It is called Olympus Mons (Latin for Mount Olympus) See related question for more information.
No one even knows if Olympus mons can erupt or not, I would think probablly not because the pole of mars is ice, but It can be possible, but it might not even be active anymor…e. All we know is that we think it erupted 40 million years ago.
Mount Olympus Mons is 27 km tall. It is the largest mountain in the Solar System. By comparison Everest is 8 km tall.
100 Million years old
It wasn't a person that discovered Olympus Mons. When Mariner 9 visited Mars in 1971, it sent back pictures of huge volcanoes and canyons. It was Mariner 9 that discovered… Olympus Mons.
Olympus Mons is a shield volcano, very similar to Mauna Loa in Hawaii It is also the biggest volcano and mountain yet discovered in our Solar System.
I am not sure about the 'Mons' but i know that the 'Olympus' part is because Olympus in Greek and Roman mythology was the biggest mountain on earth!
Olympus mons is on mars, so the only effect it will have for us is that stargazers will have a wonderful opportunity to see mars brighten a few magnitudes.
Mons Olympus is a volcano located on Mars. At nearly 14 miles high, it is the tallest volcano on any planet in the solar system.
Very similar to any shield volcano