PIA17111: THEMIS Art #101
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1336 x 2924 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA17111.tif (3.911 MB)
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Do you see what I see? The connected craters at the top and bottom of this image look like bugs, perhaps a bumble bee at the top and a wasp at the bottom. When pieces of a meteor strike the surface side by side, craters are formed that are divided by a straight wall and the ejecta tends to form "wings" along the trend of that wall.

Orbit Number: 17859 Latitude: -7.80876 Longitude: 75.1543 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2005-12-23 19:03

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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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