PIA24254: Ross Crater Dunes
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  672 x 1435 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part of Ross Crater. Located in Aonia Terra, the impact crater is 82 km (51 miles) in diameter. In addition to the dunes on the crater floor, the crater rim is dissected with numerous gullies, one of which is visible at top of the image.

Orbit Number: 83304 Latitude: -57.1209 Longitude: 251.822 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2020-09-24 12:56

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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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