Mons, the largest volcano in the solar system. The caldera sits 24 km above
the Martian surface. The shield of the volcano is 550 km in diameter and several
kilometers above the surrounding terrain. This volcano is the youngest on the
planet an it is believed to be no older than 300 million years.
Mons. This volcano sits on an apparent northeast-southwest fracture zone on
the Tharsis bulge along with Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons. The Tharsis bulge
is a broad uplifted region on Mars from which radial surface fractures extend
for thousands of kilometers. There has been a large amount of volcanic activity
within this gently sloping region. The summit of this feature sits at 10-11
km above the Martian datum and a conservative estimate of its diameter is 5500
Mons, another volcano on the flanks of the Tharsis bulge.
Mons, the southwestern member of the Ascreaus Mons, Arsia Mons, Pavonis Mons
trio which sit on the flanks of the Tharsis bulge.
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