PIA24217: Becquerel Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  706 x 1441 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part of the floor of Becquerel Crater, including a large layered deposit. Becquerel Crater is located in Arabia Terra and is 165km (102 miles) in diameter. There is also a Becquerel Crater on the moon – both named for A.H. Becquerel. Becquerel was a French physicist who, with the Curies, received the Noble Prize in physics in 1903, and was the first person to discover evidence of radioactivity.

Orbit Number: 85977 Latitude: 21.1238 Longitude: 352.108 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-05-02 15:48

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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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