PIA23744: Crater Dunes
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  1435 x 2653 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image shows sand dunes on the floor of an unnamed crater located between Terra Sabaea and Utopia Planitia. The inner crater rim seen in the bottom half of the image has flow-like features. This morphology is usually indicative of material containing a volatile such as ice moving downslope.

Orbit Number: 79947 Latitude: 42.4781 Longitude: 67.2101 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-12-23 03:56

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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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