Sunday, April 23, 2023

Largest Volcano In The Solar System

Environmental & Science Education, STEM, Geology, Earth & Space Science, Solar System, Astronomy, History of Science

You may already know the location of the largest volcano in the solar system but would like a few more details about it.
The casualness in this statement from the Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) entry that it "will not be difficult for humans to climb (~ 3 times taller than Mount Everest's ~29000' or ~ 8848 m) because of the volcano's shallow slopes and Mars' low gravity," made me smile.

The image of this variously shaded tawny pancake is striking and includes the usual APOD explanations which increase our understanding of what we are looking at. 
This video (11m 43s)  discusses climbing it.


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