PIA25265: Aram Chaos
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  694 x 1429 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part of Aram Chaos right at the outflow channel that connects to Ares Vallis. Aram Chaos was initially formed by a large impact. Over time the crater interior was modified by several different processes, including liquid water. This narrow channel links the Aram Chaos crater with the northward flowing Ares Vallis and indicates a substantial amount of water was located in the crater. Aram Chaos is 280 km (175 miles) in diameter.

Orbit Number: 87737 Latitude: 2.57814 Longitude: 340.64 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2021-09-24 13:40

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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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