PIA23368: Mega-Gullies
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  678 x 1418 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part a section of a mega gully. Located on the plains of Sinai Planum, it is just one of a number of huge channels that line the cliff face of Ius Chasma. The linear sides of the channel indicate that the formation of these features included tectonic activity. Ius Chasma is on the western end of Valles Marineris.

Orbit Number: 77719 Latitude: -8.12758 Longitude: 274.408 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-06-22 16:33

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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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