ISRO Released New Mars Image - Shield Volcano Tharsis Tholus


Tharsis Tholus is an intermediate-sized shield volcano located in the eastern Tharsis region of the planet Mars. The volcano was discovered by the Mariner 9 spacecraft in 1972 and originally given the informal name Volcano 7. In 1973, the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially designated it Tharsis Tholus. In planetary geology, tholus (pl. tholi) is the term for a small domical mountain, usually a volcano.

This MCC image, taken on September 03, 2015 at an altitude of 6144 km with a resolution of 320 m,  shows an intermediate sized shield volcano known as Tharsis Tholus. The volcano rises to an elevation of about 9 km (5.5 miles).

Source - ISRO