PIA17856: Resistent Ejecta
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1377 x 2926 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image of southern Amazonis Planitia shows two craters with ejecta that stand out above the surrounding surface. The ejecta has remained in place while the surrounding material was removed. Extensive wind erosion is common in this region.

Orbit Number: 52949 Latitude: 6.13179 Longitude: 194.416 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2013-11-20 18:09

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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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