Where is the highest mountain in the solar system? A lot of people may not think of this place

As we all know, there are eight planets in the solar system, and the earth is a rocky planet. Since it’s a rocky planet, there must be many peaks. When we were in school, our teacher told us that the highest mountain in the world is Mount Everest, with a height of 8848 meters. It is the highest mountain on earth.

With the help of science and technology, human beings walk out of the earth, we can see a wider field of vision, and also recognize other rocky planets in the solar system, such as Venus and Mars. So is Everest the highest mountain in the whole solar system? Scientists tell us through observation that it’s not. The highest mountain in the solar system is not mount Everest, so where is the highest mountain? A lot of people may not think of this place.

Among the eight planets in the solar system, the rocky planets are Mercury, Venus, earth and Mars. And there are many peaks on all four planets, the highest of which is on Mars. It is the famous Olympus. I believe some people are not unfamiliar with it. Many science fiction works and movies have its name.


The height of Olympus is 21300 meters, more than twice that of Himalayas. It is the highest mountain in the solar system. Many people may ask this question: the altitude of Mount Everest on the earth is based on the altitude, that is, the altitude. There is no ocean on the surface of Mars, so what is the altitude of Mount Olympus based on?

Indeed, the height of Mount Everest is the altitude. The so-called altitude is calculated according to the height of average sea level. There is no ocean on Mars, so the height of natural Olympus mountain can not be the altitude. The 21300 meter height here is not calculated from the foot of the mountain, but from the gravity surface of Mars.

To put it simply, first measure the average radius of Mars, and then use the average radius data as the datum to calculate the height of the mountain. Although the datum level of the altitude of Olympus and Himalayas is different, the fact that Olympus is higher than Himalayas is beyond doubt.


At the same time, Olympus is also a huge volcano. It erupted in the geological activities of early Mars, and now it is only an extinct volcano. Thus, it can be seen how right it is for human beings to walk out of the earth. Only when they walk out of the earth can they see a wider world, not shrink on the earth’s small planet, and see the narrow sky.

Although Mars is not as big as the earth, its mountains are much higher than those of the earth. Outside the solar system, there are countless rocky planets in the galaxy, many of which are much larger than the earth and are super earth. On these rocky planets, there will be many peaks of different heights.

Olympus is the highest mountain in the solar system, but it’s nothing to go out of the solar system. On some super earth, the height of the mountain may reach tens of thousands of meters, hundreds of thousands of meters, which is totally beyond our imagination. Even on some planets, there may be mountain peaks that break through the sky. Such mountain peaks can directly break through the atmosphere and stand on the top of the peaks, so that they can enjoy the charm of space in a short distance.


Of course, Mount Everest is now the highest mountain on earth, but in the future, it is possible for human beings to build tall buildings higher than Mount Everest. With the rapid development of human science and technology, the height of the building is also higher and higher. In the past, the highest six storey building, the total height is only about 20 meters, but now the height of 100 stories is everywhere, and the height of the building will continue to increase in the future, hundreds of stories, thousands of stories will also appear.

There was a scientist who dreamed of building a high-rise building through the earth’s atmosphere. Such a high-rise building must be at least tens of thousands of meters. Of course, human science and technology can’t do it now. It needs more powerful building materials. However, this dream may not come true in the future. Hundreds of years ago, people would not have thought that now human beings can build hundreds of meters high buildings.

It’s a dream for human beings to build a high building over 10000 meters, but it will become a reality in the near future. Perhaps in the future, human beings will be able to enter space directly through high-rise buildings. The highest level of high-rise buildings is in space. We can’t imagine how great and proud it will be. This is the charm of technology, the power of technology.


There are many natural landscapes in the universe, but human beings can rely on the power of science and technology to create stronger landscapes, beyond those natural landscapes in the universe. However, with today’s space technology, we can’t get out of the solar system. We can only observe the scenes outside the solar system through astronomical telescopes.

In the future, when human spaceships can fly out of the solar system, we will be able to observe some planets at close range. On those planets, we will find more mountains and more incredible mountains, far beyond the peaks of Mars. We are looking forward to that day.

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