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Olympus Mons - Mars Express

Olympus Mons towers above the surrounding Tharsis highlands in this Mars Express HRSC image. This color composite uses images taken through HRSC's blue, green, and panchromatic filters. This image set was taken on March 10, 2010, during the spacecraft's 7926th orbit of Mars.

 

This image has been heavily processed to align the images from this observation, which were distorted by the method by which HRSC takes pictures. The geometric corrections and color should be relatively accurate to what a human eye would have seen.

 

Image Credit: ESA/DLR/FU Berlin/J. Cowart, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

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Uploaded on December 24, 2016