PIA23567: Gandzani Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1411 x 2646 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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The large crater in this image is called Gandzani Crater. The crater is not circular, but appears to have "corners". This crater is located in Mareotis Fossae, a huge complex of graben that make up part of Tempe Terra. The tectonic activity would include subsurface fracturing, which would have deflected impact pressures along fault faces. Meteor Crater in Arizona has "corners" due to the same tectonic forcing of impact pressures.

Orbit Number: 79104 Latitude: 34.6565 Longitude: 268.965 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-10-14 17:58

Please see the THEMIS Data Citation Note for details on crediting THEMIS images.

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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