Since we were little, we were often fed with this conception of Mount Everest as the tallest mountain in the world. Although no other mountain on earth is indeed as tall as Mount Everest, it’s not the tallest in the solar system. Interesting, huh?
Never have it crossed our minds that there’s a taller mountain than Everest. It shows how our knowledge is little and limited, even though we think we’ve known a lot.
According to The Patriots (@thepatriotsasia), if to compare this mountain with other mountains in the solar system, Mount Everest doesn’t come in the top 10. Woah!
'Gunung Paling Tinggi Di Sistem Suria Ini'
Gunung Everest dalam bahasa kasar boleh kata jaguh kampung jer. Jadi juara kalau banding dengan gunung-gunung lain di Bumi. Tetapi apabila dipertanding dalam Sistem Suria, Gunung Everest tak masuk Top Ten pun. pic.twitter.com/nnCCQSqe0Q
— The Patriots (@thepatriotsasia) March 5, 2023
The tallest mountain is on Mars
Fun fact! As of now, Mount Olympus on Mars is the tallest mountain to be recorded. Approximately, it’s 22 kilometres and is 2.5 times taller than Everest. Since Everest‘s height is 8,849 m, Mount Olympus is around 22,1225 m! Thinking about its height makes our heads spin. That’s so tall! It’s almost unimaginable.
Interestingly, if you stand on the top of Mount Olympus, you wouldn’t even know you’re standing on a mountain. It shows how vast Mount Olympus is! You can’t even see the surroundings other than the big spaces themselves.
Additionally, Mount Olympus has a diameter of 624 kilometres, and this is like going from Perlis to Malacca!
Check out this map. It covers almost all states in France. That’s how big Mount Olympus is!
Mount Olympus might erupt soon
Scarily, Mount Olympus isn’t an ordinary mountain. It’s a volcano that erupted 25 million years ago. Even though it’s considered ancient for humans, in the solar system, 25 million years are ‘short’.
Therefore, scientists theorise it might erupt someday since it’s still young. Despite erupting on another planet, it can’t be assured that other planets won’t be affected too.
Now we know that Mount Everest isn’t the tallest mountain in the world. Today we learned!
Source: Twitter The Patriots