PIA25575: Maunder Crater
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  664 x 1434 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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One of the most interesting features of Maunder Crater is the large trough seen in this image. The floor of Maunder Crater has been filled by a significant amount of material. At some time after the filling event, the large trough developed. The depression is located on the east side of the crater and parallels the crater rim. How and why the trough came to be is unknown.

Orbit Number: 91505 Latitude: -49.2071 Longitude: 2.39522 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2022-07-31 19:36

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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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