PIA25109: Filled In Floor
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  612 x 2707 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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This VIS image crosses an unnamed crater in Terra Sabaea. The entire crater floor is covered by materials of unknown origin. Those materials are be eroded and appear to be forming chaos. The channel feature may be related to fluid activity, where the underlying material is losing water and the surface is collapsing – rather than the flow of a river over the surface.

Orbit Number: 88009 Latitude: 2.76492 Longitude: 53.6692 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-10-16 23:10

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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