PIA23076: Polar Ice
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  981 x 2628 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA23076.tif (2.581 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA23076.jpg (472.6 kB)

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This VIS image is located on the South Polar cap. The linear features are the steep side of a polar trough. At troughs the extensive layering of the ice is exposed. The layers represent deposition of ice and dust during changing seasons over millions of years.

Orbit Number: 75343 Latitude: -84.2072 Longitude: 107.62 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2018-12-09 00:07

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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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