Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 2868

Earth-Mars Volcano Comparisons: True Color Mars

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.

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)

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http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/2868

Missions:
Mars Global Surveyor - MGS
Viking

Data Used:
MGS/MOLA/Topography 1997/09/15-2001/01/31
Viking/Images/True Color 1976/06/19-1980/08/17
Note: While we identify the data sets used in these visualizations, we do not store any further details nor the data sets themselves on our site.

This item is part of this series:
Earth-Mars Comparisons

Keywords:
SVS >> For Educators
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Olympus Mons
SVS >> Earth >> Volcanoes >> Mauna Loa
SVS >> Earth-Mars Comparisons
SVS >> Solar System >> Planets >> Mars >> Topography
NASA Science >> Earth
NASA Science >> Planets and Moons