PIA26253: Crater Floor Deposit
 Target Name:  Mars
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Spacecraft:  2001 Mars Odyssey
 Instrument:  THEMIS
 Product Size:  697 x 1426 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  Arizona State University
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Today's VIS image shows a portion of the floor of an unnamed crater in Arabia Terra. Like several other craters on Mars, including the nearby Henry Crater, this crater contains a large mound of material that filled a large part of the crater floor. This mound has been subsequently eroded by the wind. These materials were brought into the crater sometime after the impact that formed the crater.

Orbit Number: 95048 Latitude: 8.48497 Longitude: 21.1439 Instrument: VIS Captured: 2023-05-19 13:22

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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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