Olympus Mons #Ahsphysics #ahschemistry

Hey science students!

Here is a short tidbit of information for you this morning! The tallest mountain/volcano is located on the least likely planet…the small red planet of mars! Olympus Mons is 16 miles high and roughly 350 miles across. It is approximately the size of the state of Arizona. However, it is NOT a steep volcano. You could most likely walk up the side of it. It does however dwarf any volcano here on earth being 3 times larger than Mt. Everest. Have a great day!

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Great Lakes Ice Cover! #ahsphysics #ahschemistry

Considering that we live in the great state of Michigan, I thought it interesting to look up the current Great Lakes ice cover due to the polar vortexes that have descended down upon us in recent months. I would encourage you to do the same. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory (GLERL) has some great satellite imagery that I think many of you would find quite fascinating! Check it out!

Here is a satellite image from yesterday!

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Here is an image of the percent coverage (color coded)

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