PIA25480: Going Nowhere
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  672 x 1423 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows a small channel located west of Holden Crater in Noachis Terra. The channel appears to arise from and flow to – well, nowhere. Small channel systems like this occur all over the surface of Mars. It was likely formed during the 'wet' period of Mars' history, when surface flows carved the large channels on Mars, but also lots of little channel just like this one.

Orbit Number: 90745 Latitude: -25.9086 Longitude: 324.246 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-05-30 05:51

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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