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Tharsis Montes
Image Courtesy NASA/JPL-Caltech
The three volcanoes that comprise Tharsis Montes: Arsia Mons is southernmost; Pavonis Mons is at center; Ascraeus Mons is at north. A fourth Tharsis volcano, Olympus Mons, located northwest of these, is not shown in this image. At lower right is Noctis Labyrinthus, the westernmost extension of Valles Marineris.
Coordinates 1°12′N 112°30′W / 1.2°N 112.5°W / 1.2; -112.5Coordinates: 1°12′N 112°30′W / 1.2°N 112.5°W / 1.2; -112.5

Tharsis Montes is a range of three volcanoes in the Tharsis region of Mars. It is a plateau and the largest volcanic region on Mars.

It consists of Ascraeus Mons, Pavonis Mons and Arsia Mons, which are arranged in that order from north to south. Another volcano, Olympus Mons, the tallest known mountain in the solar system, is located northwest of the Tharsis volcanoes.

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Coordinates: 1°12′N 112°30′W / 1.2°N 112.5°W / 1.2; -112.5

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