The tallest mountain in our solar system is on Mars

It’s time for some trivia. The tallest mountain on our Earth is Mount Everest, but it sure as hell isn’t the tallest in the solar system. That title currently rests with Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain on Mars that rises to a staggering 14 27 miles, making the Everest look like some insignificant pimple. Mars does not have plate tectonics like here on Earth, so instead of shifting and becoming a mountain range, Olympus Mons decided to become one giant mountain instead. I’m scaling its peak as soon as I get to Mars.

Via: Dvice, Geekologie

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