Released September 2, 2004The THEMIS Image of the Day will be exploring the nomenclature of Mars for the next three weeks.
- Undae: dunes
- Olympia: The most ancient sanctuary of Greece, home of the Olympic Games. Olympia is located in the valley of Alpheias in the western region of the Peloponnese.
This VIS image shows a small portion of the extensive region of the north polar covered by sand dunes.
Nomenclature Fact of the Day: Assistance in producing this three week theme on planetary nomenclature was provided by Jenny Blue of the USGS in Flagstaff Arizona. THANKS JENNY!
Image information: VIS instrument. Latitude 81.4, Longitude 180.6 East (179.4 West). 19 meter/pixel resolution.
Note: this THEMIS visual image has not been radiometrically nor geometrically calibrated for this preliminary release. An empirical correction has been performed to remove instrumental effects. A linear shift has been applied in the cross-track and down-track direction to approximate spacecraft and planetary motion. Fully calibrated and geometrically projected images will be released through the Planetary Data System in accordance with Project policies at a later time.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Office of Space Science, Washington, D.C. The Thermal Emission Imaging System (THEMIS) was developed by Arizona State University, Tempe, in collaboration with Raytheon Santa Barbara Remote Sensing. The THEMIS investigation is led by Dr. Philip Christensen at Arizona State University. Lockheed Martin Astronautics, Denver, is the prime contractor for the Odyssey project, and developed and built the orbiter. Mission operations are conducted jointly from Lockheed Martin and from JPL, a division of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena.