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Olympus Mons

A volcano, about 25 km (16 mi) high, on Mars. It is the highest known mountain in the solar system.

Olympus Mons

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(Celestial Objects) the highest of the giant shield volcanoes on Mars, lying 18°N of the equator. Height: 26 km; base diameter: over 600 km
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The 19th-century Mars mapper Giovanni Schiaparelli named this bright spot Nix Olympica, "the snow of Olympus," though he knew nothing of its origin.
terminator: Aeria, Alba (Minami, Jan 8 onwards), Chryse--Xanthe, Elysium, Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio--Libya, Nix Olympica (Parker, Jan 28 onwards (Figure 8)) and Tharsis Montes (Parker, Jan 31 (Arsia Mons, Ascraeus Mons and Pavonis Mons; also see Figure 8) and Tharsis.
mid-disk: Chryse (sw, forming part of the ECB on mid-disk), Hellas (vw) and Nix Olympica (Parker, Jan 31), Elysium was again dull.
terminator: Aeria, Alba, Arabia (sw), Argyre, Candor-Ophir, Cebrenia, Chryse-Xanthe, Eden (sw), Elysium, Hellas (vw), Isidis Regio-Libya, Nix Olympica, Tharsis Montes and Tharsis.
I did a novel a few years ago, "Mars Underground," in which I described a Martian base with a bar called Nix Olympica Bar (after the old name for the largest volcano in the solar system on Mars).
The Rima Tenuis rift may appear in the NPC north of Arabia and Nix Olympica.
6-inch Merz refractor of the Brera Observatory in Milan, in November 1879 he made out a tiny white spot "as bright as the polar snow" that he christened Nix Olympica ("Snow of Olympus"), after the mountain abode of the gods in Greek mythology.
Schiaparelli's Nix Olympica is the canopy of cloud that often shrouds Olympus Mons.