Ascraeus Mons, October 6, 2019: another active volcano?
After the ruckus created a year ago by the now famous “plume of Arsia Mons”, now it seems to be the turn of Ascraeus Mons, the northernmost of the three volcanoes known as Tharsis Montes (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ascraeus_Mons).
Ascraeus Mons is 18225 meters high compared to the average level of Mars and since in this photo it is on the terminator it should have shown a very long shadow. Instead, from this photo you can see a long blue plume that evidently stands taller than the volcano itself!
Now that “finally” InSight has proved that Mars is geologically active, it would not be the case to reconsider the question of volcanism!
Original photo: https://www.flickr.com/photos/esa_marswebcam/48859937803/
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