PIA25402: Margaritifer Chaos
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  604 x 2710 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part of Margaritifer Chaos. The term chaos is applied to regions where the surface is being eroded to form mesas separated by steep walled valleys. As the surface processes continue individual mesas become more isolated and take on the appearance of regions of hills.

Orbit Number: 89609 Latitude: -8.91484 Longitude: 335.295 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-02-25 17:00

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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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