PIA15708: Tempe Fossae
Target Name: Mars
Is a satellite of: Sol (our sun)
Mission: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Spacecraft: 2001 Mars Odyssey
Instrument: THEMIS
Product Size: 1361 x 2775 pixels (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
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Today's VIS image is shows a small portion of Tempe Fossae. The fossae is comprised of paired, parallel fractures with a down-dropped block between the fracture set.

Orbit Number: 45542 Latitude: 36.025 Longitude: 278.527 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2012-03-21 04:01

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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:
2012-05-22