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From Martian orbit, the Mars Express cameras looked down on the largest volcano in the solar system. The result was this overhead view of the caldera or summit crater region of Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons rises 21 kilometres above the surrounding plain or to about 3 times the height of Mt. Everest.

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From Martian orbit, the Mars Express cameras looked down on the largest volcano in the solar system. The result was this overhead view of the caldera or summit crater region of Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons rises 21 kilometres above the surrounding plain or to about 3 times the height of Mt. Everest.