PIA25902: Tempe Terra Craters
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  614 x 2701 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows a portion of Tempe Terra, including two unnamed craters. The ejecta from the smaller crater appears to overlie several graben (linear depressions created by tectonic forces). This means the crater is younger than the graben. However, both craters are slightly oval, in alignment with the graben in the region. Tectonic features may have existed prior to the graben visible today, affecting the formation of the impact crater.

Orbit Number: 93803 Latitude: 40.7678 Longitude: 293.279 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2023-02-06 01:17

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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