PIA15304: Lava
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1354 x 2773 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA15304.tif (3.759 MB)
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Unlike the flows in yesterday's image, which piled up layer by layer, the volcanic flow in the VIS image appears to have flowed in one layer. The surface texture is blocks of lava which cooled and still moved on molten lava below, producing the plate-like texture.

Orbit Number: 44460 Latitude: -6.29868 Longitude: 155.856 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2011-12-23 02:59

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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.

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