PIA22394: Utopia Planitia Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1424 x 2651 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows an unnamed crater located in Utopia Planitia. This relatively young crater has a steep inner rim, with floor deposits that originate from the crater rim itself. As craters age, the floor starts to fill with wind blown materials. Regional lava flows can also enter and fill the crater, raising and smoothing the floor. The lack of such modifications indicates the relatively youthful nature of this crater.

Orbit Number: 71425 Latitude: 33.9121 Longitude: 101.49 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-01-20 07:04

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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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