PIA23456: Shalbatana Vallis
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  697 x 1433 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows a section of Shalbatana Vallis. Along side of the major channel is a smaller tributary channel. A landslide deposit is also visible in this image. Shalbatana Vallis is located in Xanthe Terra. It is an outflow channel carved by massive floods from escaping groundwater whose source lies far to the south of this image.

Orbit Number: 78229 Latitude: 6.91366 Longitude: 317.791 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-08-03 16:34

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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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