Where is the biggest volcano in our solar system?

From Dr. Samuel J. Mitchell’s Garden Talk “What secrets do volcanoes hide?
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The largest volcano in our solar system is Olympus Mons on Mars. It is a shield volcano that is about 21 kilometres (13 miles) high and has a base that covers an area of about 500,000 square kilometres which is roughly the size of France. By comparison, the largest volcano on Earth, Mauna Loa in Hawaii, is only about 10 kilometers (6 miles) high and has a base that covers an area of about 10,000 square kilometres.

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