PIA23749: Olympia Undae
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  600 x 2710 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA23749.tif (1.475 MB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA23749.jpg (174 kB)

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This VIS image shows part of Olympia Undae, the immense dune field that surrounds part of the north polar cap. At the top of the image the dunes are small and isolated. As the amount of available sand increases the density of dunes increases. This is seen at the bottom of the image. Collected during northern summer, the dunes are completely free of ice and frost.

Orbit Number: 80006 Latitude: 80.2396 Longitude: 147.34 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2019-12-28 00:45

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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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