PIA23542: Daedalia Planum
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  835 x 2668 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows a small portion of the vast lava fields called Daedalia Planum. These flows originated from Arsia Mons, the southernmost and youngest of the three aligned Tharis volcanoes. Different surface textures arise from different factors in the flows, such as temperature, flow volume, composition and cooling rates.

Orbit Number: 79018 Latitude: -22.1992 Longitude: 238.021 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-10-07 15:42

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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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