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Which planet credits having the highest mountain of all in Solar System? What's its approx height?

Asked by Joseph Chacko, 01 May '09 10:19 pm
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Hi Joseph,

\"Olympus Mons (Latin for \"Mount Olympus\") is the highest known volcano and mountain in the Solar System. It is located on the planet Mars at approximately 18N 133W / 18, -133. If it is compared to the highest mountain on Earth, it is three times higher than Mount Everest. Since the late 19th century well before space probes confirmed its identity as a mountain Olympus Mons was known to astronomers as the albedo feature, Nix Olympica (\"Snows of Olympus\"), although its mountainous nature was suspected.\"

\"The central edifice stands 27 kilometers (around 16.7 miles/approx. 88,580 ft) high above the mean surface level of Mars (about three times the elevation of Mount Everest above sea level and 2.6 times the height of Mauna Kea above its base). It is 550 km (342 miles) in width, flanked by steep cliffs, and has a caldera complex that is 85 km (53 miles) long, 60 km (37 miles) wide, and up to 3 km (1.8 miles) deep with six overlapping pit craters. It ...more
Answered by Kelly Sharma, 01 May '09 10:21 pm

 
  
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Mars . Olympus mons . More than three times taller than Mt. Everest .
Answered by mahesh chandra, 01 May '09 10:25 pm

 
  
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Mars Olympus Mons About 25 Kms above the surface
Answered by thampy chacko, 01 May '09 10:24 pm

 
  
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Mars Olympus Mons About 25 Kms above the surface
Answered by Sunil Kumar, 18 Jun '09 08:45 pm

 
  
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Mars
Answered by Manju Sikri, 07 May '09 11:48 am

 
  
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Earth.......8842mts
Answered by pradeep mishra, 01 May '09 10:20 pm

 
  
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