This VIS image shows part of Olympia Undae, a large sand sea located near the north polar cap. This image was collected during northern spring. As the region warms in the sun, frost is disappearing and the dark dunes are becoming more visible.
Orbit Number: 60731 Latitude: 80.399 Longitude: 211.288 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2015-08-23 08:41
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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.