Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 2864

Earth-Mars Volcano Comparisons: Final Composite

Despite the 2:1 relative size difference between Earth and Mars, the Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, still dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This post-produced animation composite was created using various elements from animations #2865 through #2872.

Visualization Credits

Alex Kekesi (GST): Lead Animator
Greg Shirah (NASA/GSFC): Animator
Marte Newcombe (GST): Animator
Gregory Neumann (Johns Hopkins University): Scientist
James Garvin (NASA/HQ): Scientist
Herbert Frey (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio, and Virginia Butcher (SSAI)

The Blue Marble data is courtesy of Reto Stockli (NASA/GSFC).

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Data Used:
MGS/MOLA/Topography 1997/09/15-2001/01/31
Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble 2001/06-2001/09
Viking/Images/True Color 1976/06/19-1980/08/17
Terra/MODIS/Blue Marble Cloud Cover 2001/06-2001/09
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Earth-Mars Comparisons

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