Top 10 Tallest Mountains in Our Solar System

Top 10 Tallest Mountains in Our Solar System

As you know the highest mountain in our Solar System is on the planet Mars which is called Olympus Mons. But today we will introduce you top 10 tallest mountains according to their heights. The data is provided from Wikipedia. As we have mentioned above the highest one is Olympus Mons which 21 kilometers high making it about three times higher than Mt. Everest.

10. Caloris Montes – 3 km (Mercury)

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The Caloris Montes (Latin for “Heat’s Mountains”) are a range of mountains on Mercury. They are a system of linear hills and valleys that extend more than 1000 km to the northeast. The range consists of many rectilinear massifs 1 to 3 km high and about 10 to 50 km long. So the 10th place is taken Caloris Montes which are located on Mercury.

9. Mount Everest – 3.6 to 4.6 km (Earth)

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Mount Everest is Earth’s highest mountain above sea level, located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas. The Mount is 4.6 km on north face, 3.6 km on south face. The highest elevation is 8.8 km above sea level (but not among the tallest from base to peak).

8. Ahuna Mons – 4 Km (Ceres)

Ahuna Mons is the largest mountain on the dwarf planet and asteroid Ceres. It is not an impact feature, and it appears to be the only mountain of its kind on Ceres. The mountain was discovered on images taken by the Dawn spacecraft in orbit around Ceres in 2015. It is estimated to have an average height of about 4 km (2.5 mi; 13,000 ft). So the mountain is taken 8th place in our top 10 tallest mountains in our solar system.

7. Maat Mons – 4.9 km (Venus)

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Maat Mons is a massive shield volcano. It is the second-highest mountain, and the highest volcano, on the planet Venus. It rises 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) above the mean planetary radius at 0.5°N 194.6°E, and nearly 5 km above the surrounding plains. It is named after the Egyptian goddess of truth.

6. Mons Huygens – 5 km (Moon)

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Mons Huygens is the Moon’s tallest mountain (but not its highest point). It is about 5,500 m (18,000 ft) high and is located in the Montes Apenninus. The Montes Apenninus were formed by the impact that created Mare Imbrium. The mountain was named after the Dutch astronomer, mathematician and physician Christiaan Huygens.

5. Skadi Mons – 6.4 km (Venus)

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Skadi Mons is a mountain on Venus in Maxwell Montes, at the center of Ishtar Terra. It is the highest point of the planet with an altitude of about 6.4 km km above the mean planetary radius.

4. Arsia Mons -11.7 km (Mars)

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Arsia Mons is the southernmost of three volcanos on the Tharsis bulge near the equator of the planet Mars. Its name comes from a corresponding albedo feature on a map by Giovanni Schiaparelli, which he named in turn after the legendary Roman forest of Arsia Silva. The height of Arsia Mons is 11.7 km.

3. Elysium Mons – 12.6 km (Mars)

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Elysium Mons is a volcano on Mars located in the volcanic province Elysium, at 25.02°N 147.21°E, in the Martian eastern hemisphere. It stands about 12.6 km (41,000 ft) above its base, and about 14.1 km (46,000 ft) above the Martian datum, making it the third tallest Martian mountain in terms of relief and the fourth highest in elevation.

2. Ascraeus Mons – 14.9 km (Mars)

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The second place is Ascraeus Mons which is a large shield volcano located in the Tharsis region of the planet Mars. It is the northernmost and tallest of three shield volcanoes collectively known as the Tharsis Montes.

1. Olympus Mons – 21.9 km (Mars)

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And last but not least we reach the tallest mountain in our solar system. Olympus Mons is located on Mars which is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. It is the largest volcano, the tallest planetary mountain. Olympus Mons stands 21 km (13 mi) above the Mars global datum. So the first place is taken Olympus Mons from our top 10 tallest mountains in our solar system.

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Source: Text; Wikipedia