Earth  Planets and Moons  ID: 2871

Earth-Mars Volcano Comparisons: Transparent Olympus Mons over Elevation Color-Mapped Earth with True Color Land

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. In this animation, a transparent Olympus Mons is juxtaposed over Mauna Loa, allowing the viewer to better see the size differences between these land masses. 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)

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

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

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