This is perfect for any space-exploration enthusiast or fan of astronomy. This topographical representation of the Largest Volcano in the Solar System can be hung or rested flat.
Made of hardened resin, our super accurate model measures 10” square,
seated in a 12.5” by 11” injection-molded ABS display frame.
It’s ready to either hang on your wall, or rest prominently on your desk.
Olympus Mons is the largest known volcano in the solar system,
and the youngest large volcano to be found on Mars. Its last eruption may have been as recently as 25 million years ago.
The shield surrounding Olympus Mons has about the same area as the U.S. state of Arizona.
One reason the large volcanoes on Mars are so huge, is that the crust of Mars does not move like the Earth’s crustal plates do.
On Earth, the crust moves over plumes of magma from deep in the Earth, creating a series of small volcanoes, for example the Hawaiian islands. On Mars, the crust remains stationary and volcanoes grow larger and larger over time.
Visible from Earth with telescopes, Olympus Mons was first spotted in the early 1800s, poking out of the top of the global dust storms that frequently rage around Mars.
The volcano was first photographed up-close by the Mariner 4 probe, which sped past Mars in 1964.
There's a code on the plaque that you can scan with your smartphone to learn even more about this monstrous planetary feature!
This is a limited, numbered edition of 1,500 pieces worldwide. Each replica will include an LE numbered name plate and numbered certificate of authenticity.
Each Space Terrain is an exacting recreation of a specific extra-terrestrial topographic detail.
MRG has perfected a process by which we digitally combine NASA LRO or MRO radar,
scan data with super-high resolution photos to create an unprecedented level of detail! We then output these files in 3D with a resolution down to 16 microns!
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If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return the product and get a full refund. You can return a product for up to 30 days from the date you purchased it.
Each Space Terrain is an exacting recreation of a specific extra-terrestrial topographic detail. MRG has perfected a process by which we digitally combine NASA LRO or MRO radar-scan data with super-high resolution photos to create an unprecedented level of detail! We then output these files in 3D with a resolution down to 16 microns! Replicas will include: Tycho, Clavius, Copernicus (and other) Lunar craters, and the Martian Olympus Mons and Valles Marineris as well as many others! Each cast-resin terrain is removable from the injection-molded ABS display frame. Each display also features a metal name-plate with QR code that takes the viewer to our website for more technical information about that specific terrain. Approximate overall display dimensions: 12.5 inches H x 11.1 W. Each 10-inch square topographic section is removable from the base and can be hung on any wall with the frame attached or without.