Pavonis Mons Summit Caldera

Scaled Image

Image Credit: NASA/JPL/ASU

About this image

This image shows part of the summit caldera of Pavonis Mons. Pavonis is the middle of three Tharsis volcanos that form a line southeast of Olympus Mons and northwest of Vallis Marineris. On Earth volcanic calderas usually form when a massive eruption has emptied out the magma chamber and the roof of the chamber collapses into the resultant space. It is likely that summit calderas on Martian volcanoes form in a similar manner.

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Image ID: 
V03474007 (View data in Mars Image Explorer)
2002-09-26 07:30
Thu, 2002-10-24
1024 pixels (18 km)
3648 pixels (64 km)
0.017598 km/pixel
0.017726 km/pixel


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