Where would I be if I could see the largest volcano known to man?
#40797. Asked by majorstirrer1. (Nov 05 03 4:26 PM)
Indeed, it seems the largest volcano in the solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars. I'd assume volcanos on planets outside the solar system wouldn't be visible, really, so surely that would be the largest known to man.
Nov 05 03, 4:32 PM
The largest volcano on Earth is Mauna Loa on Hawaii. It stands 74 miles (120 km) wide at the base, and rises a little over 2 (4 km) miles over the island, and about 5 1/2 (9 km) above the ocean floor. However it is dwarfed by Olympus Mons on Mars which is 17 miles (27 km) high and 335 miles (540 km) wide. http://www.planetdeusex.com/features/illumination/06/
Nov 05 03, 4:36 PM
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