PIA23660: Ascraeus Mons Flank
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1369 x 2642 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows a portion of the northern flank of Ascraeus Mons. Ascraeus Mons is the northernmost of the three large aligned Tharsis volcanoes. All three have extensive flank deposits along the northeast/southwest trend connecting the volcanoes. In today's image volcanic lava flows are visible along with tectonic features and collapse features. Collapse into underlying lava tubes will create a what looks like a series of craters along a tectonic trend.

Orbit Number: 79404 Latitude: 15.2404 Longitude: 256.725 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-11-08 10:44

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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