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7summits:
According to this article there are now officially '7 summits' on Mars!

They were named in honour of the 7 astronauts that were killed.


--- Quote ---There may be plenty of chances to find more. After skirting Bonneville's rim, Spirit will head for the so-called Columbia Hills, about 1.5 miles to the east. Seven summits there are named for the seven astronauts who died in the space shuttle disaster in February 2003.

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I guess Olympus Mons (27,000m) is not among them as it already had a name, so I think I won't bother climbing them 
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trunl:
i thought all measurments were done from sea level. but on mars, there is no sea, so where are they measuring from??

trunl

7summits:
Very good question! I have no idea actually, probably most of the surface is not covered with mountains and they regard that as sealevel?!?

Any martians in the house?
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trunl:
all measurments are probably done from a low point on the ground. that is most likely why the measurments are so high.


trunl

trunl:
i found this book on amazon.com i forget the name of it, but it is all about how futuristic expeditions on other planets. anyone know the name??

trunl

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