PIA26153: Zephyria Planum
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  609 x 2710 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows part of Zephyria Planum. Zephyria Planum is located south of Elysium Planitia. Long term winds have eroded the surface of Zephyria Planum (bottom half of image). Elysium Planitia covers the top half of the image. The surface contains what looks like plates of material separated by lighter toned regions. This morphology is common in southern Elysium Planitia and it has been suggested that the 'plates' were cooled lava carried along the top of a still molten volcanic flow.

Orbit Number: 94719 Latitude: 3.29115 Longitude: 153.155 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2023-04-22 11:11

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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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