Question: Planet Mars Is A Much Smaller Planet Than Earth. It Does Not Have Linear Mountain Chains Like Earth (e.g. Like The Andes In South America). Yet, Mars Has The Largest Known Volcano In The Inner Solar System, Olympus Mons. Olympus Mons Is 100 Times Bigger In Volume Than The Earth’s Biggest Volcano, Mauna Kea, In Hawaii. Think About What You’ve Learned …
Planet Mars is a much smaller planet than Earth. Itdoes not have linear mountain chains like Earth (e.g. like theAndes in South America). Yet, Mars has the largest knownvolcano in the inner solar system, Olympus Mons. OlympusMons is 100 times bigger in volume than the Earth’s biggestvolcano, Mauna Kea, in Hawaii. Think about what you’velearned about mantle plumes and platetectonics, and answer the following questions: (shortanswers; no word count).
#1. The fact that Mars has volcanoes, implies whatabout the interior of Mars? (5 points)
#2. The fact that Mars has a volcano that is 100times larger than the biggest terrestrial volcano,but Marsdoes not have volcanic chains or mountain chains, implieswhat about the planet? (think of plate tectonics). (5 points)