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Head 2 Head: Giant volcanoes

Mons

* Surt – Io’s Surt volcano produced the Solar System’s most energetic and brightest eruption ever when the Keck Observatory spotted it back in 2001.

* Olympus Mons – This massive Martian volcano stands three times taller than Mount Everest at a height of 26 kilometres (12.4 miles).

* Mount Tambora – Earth’s most powerful eruption ever recorded was generated by this Indonesian volcano, peaking in April 1815.