PIA13670: Solis Planum
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Instrument: THEMIS
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Produced By: Arizona State University
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Located in Solis Planum, this unusual volcanic flow has margins darker than the surroundings. It appears that the flow originated in the linear fracture or vent that bisects the flow deposit.

Orbit Number: 39178 Latitude: -18.3244 Longitude: 262.063 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2010-10-14 04:33

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the 2001 Mars Odyssey mission for NASA's Science Mission Directorate, 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.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL/ASU

Image Addition Date:
2010-11-30