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Olympus Mons Paper

The Methuselah Foundation released one year later after the Vitalik Buterin Donation the "Olympus Mons" Paper.
Olympus Mons ( /əˌlɪmpəs ˈmɒnz, oʊˌ-/;[4] Latin for Mount Olympus) is an enormous shield volcano on Mars. The volcano has a height of over 21.9 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA).[5] Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest's height above sea level. It is the largest and highest mountain and volcano of the Solar System,[6][7][8] and is associated to the Tharsis Montes, a large volcanic region on Mars.[9][10][11]
Olympus Mons is the youngest of the large volcanoes on Mars, having formed during Mars's Hesperian Period with eruptions continuing well into the Amazonian. It had been known to astronomers since the late 19th century as the albedo feature Nix Olympica (Latin for "Olympic Snow"). Its mountainous nature was suspected well before space probes confirmed its identity as a mountain.[12]
The volcano is located in Mars's western hemisphere, with the center at 18°39′N 226°12′E,[1] just off the northwestern edge of the Tharsis bulge. The western portion of the volcano lies in the Amazonis quadrangle (MC-8) and the central and eastern portions in the adjoining Tharsis quadrangle (MC-9).
Read below in the Olympus Mons Paper what the Methuselah Foundation wants to accomplish with their "piece of the pie".
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