Animation starts with a true color full planet view of Mars and slowly zooms down to Olympus Mons.
Despite the 2:1 relative size difference between Earth and Mars, the Martian volcano, Olympus Mons, dwarfs Earth's Mauna Loa, Hawaii volcano. When measured from the ocean floor, Mauna Loa is approximately 10km. high compared to Olympus Mons at 23km. This animation is one element of the Earth-Mars comparison, showing Mars in it's true color beauty. The beginning of this animation is match-framed to animations #2864 through #2872.
Data Used: MGS/MOLA/Topography
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