PIA26159: Ceraunius Tholus
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  611 x 2700 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows the western flank of Ceraunius Tholus. At only 128 km (79 miles) across, it is one of the smaller Tharsis volcanoes. It is 8,500 meters (27,887 feet) high, close to the height of Mount Everest (29,031 feet). The slopes are relatively steep, and there are several very large channels dissecting the western flank. The volcano is surrounded by younger flows from the larger Tharsis volcanoes. The eastern rim of Paros Crater is visible at the bottom of the image.

Orbit Number: 94790 Latitude: 22.939 Longitude: 262.156 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2023-04-28 07:36

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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